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 R.L. Stine's The Beast and Brent Runyon's Burn Journals, an overhead transparency of the graphic organizer for use with the lesson, an overhead transparency of today's reading passages, and a worksheet for use with students who may require additional support in mastering the week's focus objective.
This resource is part of the Coming of Age Unit collection.