Type:

Unit

Description:

This unit on Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe Includes prereading activities, supplementary materials, complete reading guides, vocabulary activities, analytical quesitons, and assessments.

Subjects:

  • Language Arts > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Things Fall Apart World Literature Language Arts High School English Chinua Achebe Colonialism

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
Update Standards?

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.1a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Use parallel structure.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.1b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Use various types of phrases (noun, verb, adjectival, adverbial, participial, prepositional, absolute) and clauses (independent, dependent; noun, relative, adverbial) to convey specific meanings and add variety and interest to writing or presentations.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.2a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Use a semicolon (and perhaps a conjunctive adverb) to link two or more closely related independent clauses.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.2b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Use a colon to introduce a list or quotation.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.2c: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Spell correctly.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.3a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Write and edit work so that it conforms to the guidelines in a style manual (e.g., MLA Handbook, Turabian's Manual for Writers) appropriate for the discipline and writing type.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.4a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a word's position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.4b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Identify and correctly use patterns of word changes that indicate different meanings or parts of speech (e.g., analyze, analysis, analytical; advocate, advocacy).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.4c: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning, its part of speech, or its etymology.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.4d: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.5a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Interpret figures of speech (e.g., euphemism, oxymoron) in context and analyze their role in the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.5b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Analyze nuances in the meaning of words with similar denotations.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.6: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

LA.9-10.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.1a: English Language Arts/Literacy

Use parallel structure.

LA.9-10.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.1b: English Language Arts/Literacy

Use various types of phrases (noun, verb, adjectival, adverbial, participial, prepositional, absolute) and clauses (independent, dependent; noun, relative, adverbial) to convey specific meanings and add variety and interest to writing or presentations.

LA.9-10.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.2a: English Language Arts/Literacy

Use a semicolon (and perhaps a conjunctive adverb) to link two or more closely related independent clauses.

LA.9-10.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.2b: English Language Arts/Literacy

Use a colon to introduce a list or quotation.

LA.9-10.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.2c: English Language Arts/Literacy

Spell correctly.

LA.9-10.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.3a: English Language Arts/Literacy

Write and edit work so that it conforms to the guidelines in a style manual (e.g., MLA Handbook, Turabian?s Manual for Writers) appropriate for the discipline and writing type.

LA.9-10.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.4a: English Language Arts/Literacy

Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a word?s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

LA.9-10.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.4b: English Language Arts/Literacy

Identify and correctly use patterns of word changes that indicate different meanings or parts of speech (e.g., analyze, analysis, analytical; advocate, advocacy).

LA.9-10.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.4c: English Language Arts/Literacy

Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning, its part of speech, or its etymology.

LA.9-10.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.4d: English Language Arts/Literacy

Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).

LA.9-10.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.5a: English Language Arts/Literacy

Interpret figures of speech (e.g., euphemism, oxymoron) in context and analyze their role in the text.

LA.9-10.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.5b: English Language Arts/Literacy

Analyze nuances in the meaning of words with similar denotations.

LA.9-10.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.6: English Language Arts/Literacy

Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
Curriki Rating
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3
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 3, as of 2008-01-20.

Component Ratings:

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

Reviewer Comments:

Thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful resource with the Curriki community! It is thorough and complete. The pre-reading information you have provided enables a teacher to use this well researched unit immediately and offer students the background information they need to understand this book in context of history. The directions are sufficient and sequential. The provision of academic challenge allows the teacher to provide differentiated instruction for the students and the supplementary attachments and discussion questions offer oportunity for rich analysis, evaluation and synthesis of the big ideas of this novel. Again, thanks for sharing this resource with the Curriki community of educators around the world!
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Robert McGriff

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Rick Rodgers

Very thorough and well organized. I've adapted some activities but finding this has saved me much time and energy.

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