The Invention of Hugo Cabret Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick is an engaging work of historical fiction. This lesson plan uses two text lessons to summarize the plot of the book and present key characters and quotes. A worksheet, quiz and activity measure comprehension.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • summarize the plot of The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
  • list key characters in the book

Note

  • This lesson plan is designed for students who have read The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick.

Length

  • About an hour

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.1

Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.2

Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.3

Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.5

Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.7

Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).

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