Lesson Plan


This lesson is part of a larger unit on "Coming of Age" novels. In this unit, students focus on the strategies of asking questions and making inferences, and they also gain familiarity with characterization analysis and analysis of theme. In today's lesson, students have the opportunity to make inferences about a text with the use of a graphic organizer. Inside, you will find a detailed lesson plan, customizable student notes that include the shared passages from Avi's What Do Fish Have to Do with Anything? and Thoeodore Taylor's The Cay, an overhead transparency of the graphic organizer for use with the lesson, and exit slips that will help you to determine which students may require additional support in mastering the week's focus objective. This resource is part of the Coming of Age Unit collection.


  • Language Arts > General
  • Language Arts > Reading Comprehension

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


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Coming of Age Unit
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On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2009-06-24.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 2
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

Reviewer Comments:

This asset is a lesson plan for one day of a unit that covers political campaigning. The lesson focuses on students creating a candidate and coming up with individual campaign tools for the candidate. The overall idea is excellent, however, the lesson is incomplete. It refers to the previous lesson about the electoral process and also mentions examples to show students all of which are necessary in order to implement the lesson.
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This resource received a 3* rating because it is part of the larger resource, Coming of Age Unit, which received a rating of 3-Exemplary in the Curriki Review System. You can learn more about this larger resource by reading its review and comments.

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