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The Wave by Todd Strasser Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde
Increase student understanding of the story 'The Wave' by Todd Strasser. Students will read a text lesson that summarizes the story and aides in analyzing characters, discussing content and applying concepts through hands-on methods. Finish with a culminating activity and quiz.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • summarize The Wave by Todd Strasser
  • analyze characters, theme and plot in The Wave

Length

Sessions for before, during and after reading, approximately one hour each

Materials

Key Vocabulary

  • Experiments
  • Discipline
  • Bullied
  • Negative behavior

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1

Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2

Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3

Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.

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