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Ch 3: Teaching Young Adult Fantasy Books

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Use this chapter to plan a literature unit on young adult fantasy books. This collection of helpful teacher resources includes mobile-friendly lesson plan outlines, topical lessons and class games/activities.

Teaching Young Adult Fantasy Books - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll find a variety of lesson planning and instructional resources for young adult fantasy books, including Twilight, The Neverending Story, The Night Tourist and The Princess Bride. Our lesson plan outlines help you design your lessons quickly.

The chapter also includes supplemental lessons that examine the authors, themes, characters and quotes from these particular novels. Additionally, the chapter includes book activities and games for Eragon, which can help your students have fun while learning about young adult fantasy books.

How It Helps

  • Lesson planning: Provides a one-stop resource for planning engaging and informative lessons about young adult fantasy.
  • Additional resources: Includes engaging topical lessons that can easily be integrated into your lesson plans..
  • Student engagement: Offers literature activities and games to make your students' learning process fun and enjoyable.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning young adult fantasy lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific young adult fantasy books you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your literature class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related young adult fantasy book lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important literature concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant literature-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

22 Lessons in Chapter 3: Teaching Young Adult Fantasy Books
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Twilight Lesson Plan

1. Twilight Lesson Plan

Stephanie Meyer's 'Twilight' is popular among students, but can they identify its key literary elements? In this lesson plan, you will find a letter-writing activity paired with an entertaining video lesson to the stage for peer analysis and review.

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer Discussion Questions

2. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer Discussion Questions

'Eclipse' by Stephenie Meyer is the third book in the popular 'Twilight' young adult novel series about teenage vampires and werewolves. The following discussion questions support a novel study about this book.

The Princess Bride Novel Lesson Plan

3. The Princess Bride Novel Lesson Plan

Teachers, this lesson provides a solid overview of The Princess Bride. Students will read independently, answer discussion questions, define and identify literary terms and take a quiz.

The Princess Bride: Book Summary & Quotes

4. The Princess Bride: Book Summary & Quotes

In this lesson, we will look at ''The Princess Bride'', described as: 'Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Poison. True love. Hate. Revenge. Giants. Hunters. Bad men. Good men. Beautifulest ladies. Snakes. Spiders. Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passion. Miracles.'

The Neverending Story: Theme, Author & Summary

5. The Neverending Story: Theme, Author & Summary

This lesson introduces the story and themes of Michael Ende's classic children's novel, ''The Neverending Story.'' After learning about the plot we will explore the author's background and the circumstances of his writing.

The Neverending Story: Characters & Quotes

6. The Neverending Story: Characters & Quotes

This lesson explores the magical and fantastical characters in Michael Ende's 'The Neverending Story.' Learn about the adventures of Bastian Balthazar Bux through quotes from the novel.

The Night Tourist Lesson Plan

7. The Night Tourist Lesson Plan

'The Night Tourist', by Katherine Marsh is about a young man who explores the ghostly underworld in New York City. After students have read the book, assign these discussion questions and an activity to solidify their understanding of the novel.

Eragon Book Activities & Games

8. Eragon Book Activities & Games

''Eragon'' by Christopher Paolini is a story about a farm boy who finds a dragon egg and gets involved in a war between humans, elves, dwarves, and Shades. The activities and games in this lesson will help your students engage with the story and retain the information they read.

The Egypt Game Discussion Questions

9. The Egypt Game Discussion Questions

'The Egypt Game' is a classic children's novel by Zilpha Keatley Snyder about a group of friends who create an imaginary Egyptian world in California. This lesson will guide classroom discussions about this book.

Ready Player One Discussion Questions

10. Ready Player One Discussion Questions

'Ready Player One' is a science fiction novel by Ernest Cline about a teenager of the future who enters a competition that incorporates 1980s trivia and videogames. This asset provides discussion questions for classrooms about the novel.

Aveyard's Red Queen Discussion Questions

11. Aveyard's Red Queen Discussion Questions

Red Queen is a young adult fantasy novel that follows Mare Barrow on her journey from pickpocket to royalty to rebel. Use these discussion questions to engage students in meaningful conversations about the characters, plot, and themes.

The Graveyard Book Discussion Questions

12. The Graveyard Book Discussion Questions

'The Graveyard Book' by Neil Gaiman is a Newberry award-winning children's novel about an orphan raised in a graveyard by the undead. This lesson will guide classroom discussions about this story.

The Hobbit Unit Plan

13. The Hobbit Unit Plan

The following unit plan is meant to help you teach students about J. R. R. Tolkien's novel, 'The Hobbit.' Use the materials and structure below to guide students through reading and analyzing the novel.

Tuesdays at the Castle Discussion Questions

14. Tuesdays at the Castle Discussion Questions

Looking for a fun fantasy read for a whole class or reading group? Try 'Tuesdays at the Castle' by Jessica Day George, then use these discussion questions to help your students get the most out of this excellent novel.

Watchmen Discussion Questions

15. Watchmen Discussion Questions

'~'Watchmen'' is a graphic novel, which students may enjoy reading but may not know how to discuss. These questions will provide a structure for a class discussion.

The Maze of Bones Discussion Questions

16. The Maze of Bones Discussion Questions

''The Maze of Bones'' is the first novel of Rick Riordan's gripping ''39 Clues'' series. You can use these discussion questions to help engage your students with the novel from an analytical perspective.

Code Orange Discussion Questions

17. Code Orange Discussion Questions

Engaging your middle or high school students in Cooney's suspenseful novel can be an intriguing experience. Use these discussion questions to guide them through the characters, plot, and themes of 'Code Orange'.

Voyage of the Dawn Treader Discussion Questions

18. Voyage of the Dawn Treader Discussion Questions

If you are reading the entire 'Chronicles of Narnia,' or just sampling Narnia by reading this nautical tale, you can expand your experience of 'The Voyage of the Dawn Treader' using these discussion questions.

The Big Dark Discussion Questions

19. The Big Dark Discussion Questions

The following questions are designed to help you guide your students through a structured group discussion about Rodman Philbrick's children's novel 'The Big Dark'.

Liar & Spy Discussion Questions

20. Liar & Spy Discussion Questions

'Liar & Spy' is a children's novel by Rebecca Stead about a seventh-grade boy who is struggling with change. This asset provides discussion questions for students who are reading this novel.

Maximum Ride Discussion Questions

21. Maximum Ride Discussion Questions

'Maximum Ride' is a series of books for young adults by James Patterson that has been adapted into a movie and a manga series. This resource provides discussion questions for middle school students about 'Maximum Ride.'

Tale of Despereaux Discussion Questions

22. Tale of Despereaux Discussion Questions

The following discussion questions can help you to guide your class as they work through their thoughts and reactions to the classic children's book 'The Tale of Despereaux'.

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