Lesson Plan


This lesson is part of a larger unit on the Great Depression. In this unit, students will be focusing on determining importance; summarizing; making predictions; recognizing plot structure; and identifying flashbacks, foreshadowing and setting. Wherever possible, mini-lesson texts relate to American life in the 1930s, and all students will be reading literature circle novels set during this time period in American history. In today's lesson, students will practice identifying conflict as they read. Inside, you will find a detailed lesson plan, a student worksheet, an overhead transparency for use with the lesson, and exit slips to asses student mastery of today's objective. This resource is part of the Great Depression Unit collection.


  • Language Arts > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


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Update Standards?

LA.7.7.1.a: English

Communicate ideas and information orally in an organized and succinct manner.

LA.7.7.1.b: English

Ask probing questions to seek elaboration and clarification of ideas.

LA.7.7.1.c: English

Make statements to communicate agreement or tactful disagreement with others' ideas.

LA.7.7.1.d: English

Use language and style appropriate to audience, topic, and purpose.

LA.7.7.1.e: English

Use a variety of strategies to listen actively.

LA.7.7.2.a: English

Use verbal communication skills, such as word choice, pitch, feeling, tone, and voice appropriate for the intended audience.

LA.7.7.2.b: English

Use nonverbal communication skills, such as eye contact, posture, and gestures to enhance verbal communication skills.

LA.7.7.2.c: English

Compare/contrast a speaker's verbal and nonverbal messages.

LA.7.7.3.a: English

Identify persuasive/informative techniques used in nonprint media including television, radio, video, and Internet.

LA.7.7.3.b: English

Distinguish between fact and opinion, and between evidence and inference.

LA.7.7.3.c: English

Describe how word choice and visual images convey a viewpoint.

LA.7.7.3.d: English

Compare and contrast the techniques in auditory, visual, and written media messages.

LA.7.7.3.e: English

Craft and publish audience-specific media messages.

LA.7.7.4.a: English

Identify word origins and derivations.

LA.7.7.4.b: English

Use roots, cognates, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to expand vocabulary.

LA.7.7.4.c: English

Identify and analyze figurative language.

LA.7.7.4.d: English

Identify connotations.

LA.7.7.4.e: English

Use context and sentence structure to determine meanings and differentiate among multiple meanings of words.

LA.7.7.4.f: English

Extend general and specialized vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

LA.7.7.5.a: English

Describe the elements of narrative structure including setting, character development, plot structure, theme, and conflict.

LA.7.7.5.b: English

Compare and contrast various forms and genres of fictional text.

LA.7.7.5.c: English

Identify conventional elements and characteristics of a variety of genres.

LA.7.7.5.d: English

Describe the impact of word choice, imagery, and literary devices including figurative language.

LA.7.7.5.e: English

Make, confirm, and revise predictions.

LA.7.7.5.f: English

Use prior and background knowledge as a context for new learning.

LA.7.7.5.h: English

Identify the main idea.

LA.7.7.5.l: English

Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.

LA.7.7.6.a: English

Use prior and background knowledge as a context for new learning.

LA.7.7.6.b: English

Use text structures to aid comprehension.

LA.7.7.6.c: English

Identify an author's organizational pattern using textual clues, such as transitional words and phrases.

LA.7.7.6.d: English

Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information.

LA.7.7.6.e: English

Differentiate between fact and opinion.

LA.7.7.6.f: English

Identify the source, viewpoint, and purpose of texts.

LA.7.7.6.g: English

Describe how word choice and language structure convey an author's viewpoint.

LA.7.7.6.h: English

Identify the main idea.

LA.7.7.6.i: English

Summarize text identifying supporting details.

LA.7.7.6.j: English

Identify cause and effect relationships.

LA.7.7.6.k: English

Organize and synthesize information for use in written formats.

LA.7.7.6.l: English

Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
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