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Unwind Novel Unit

This Prezi is all about Unwind. It includes activities and lessons for each chapter. If you need the accompanying handouts, please contact me at evieheart@gmail.com.
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Transcript of Unwind Novel Unit

Anticipatory Activities
Chapter 4 -7 (Differing Perspectives)
Chapter 8 Risa
Chapters 9-12 (Various Perspectives)
Chapters 13-15 (Various Perspectives)
Chapter 16-18 (Various Perspectives)
FINAL PROJECT
Unwind
by Neal Shusterman
Novel Unit

8th Grade English/Reading
Ortiz Middle School

Created by Mrs. Evelyn Marie Hart-Benavides
M. Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction

A CIVIL WAR is a war between citizens of the SAME country.

Civil wars have been waged across the world throughout human history. The term “civil war” comes from the Latin phrase bellum civile, which translates to “war of or pertaining to civilians,” and was first used to describe the Roman civil wars of the 1st century BCE.

Here are 5 FAQs about
civil wars...
What is a Civil War?
5 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CIVIL WARS
1. Where are civil wars fought?
Civil wars have been fought in every continent on the globe with the exception of Antarctica. Many of the world’s nations, great and small, have been, at one time, engulfed in a civil war.
2. Why are civil wars fought?
While civil wars have been fought for a variety of reasons, there exists a common theme amongst many of the world’s civil wars: the government. Many civil wars have been fought to overthrow or drastically change a sitting government. In the middle of the 20th century, there were a number of civil wars waged in Latin America in order to bring new governments to power. Civil wars are also often fought to gain independence from a controlling government, as was the case with civil wars in Sri Lanka, Ireland, and the United States.
3. How long do civil wars last?
Civil wars during the early and mid-20th century tended to be rather short, lasting on average only 1 and a half years. After World War II, the length of civil wars increased to nearly a four year average.
4. What is the difference between a civil war and a revolution?
One major difference between the two terms is length. While some revolutions, such as the Cuban revolution, last multiple years, many revolutions are relatively short-lived.
5. How do civil wars end?
The outcome of a civil war depends on the motivation for the armed conflict and the military actions of the involved belligerents. Civil wars can end with one side’s surrender, resulting in either the suppression of the aggrieved faction or a complete overthrow or overhaul of the nation’s government.
Adapted information from Civil War Trust http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/what-is-a-civil-war/what-is-a-civil-war.html
Civil Wars throughout History
You have been given a handout. It explains FOUR examples of civil wars fought throughout history.

In your GROUPS, using this handout, discuss the following questions for each war:

1. What caused the war? Why was it fought?

2. Who were the TWO opposing sides?

3. How was the war resolved (if it was)?



Now that you recognize what a civil war looks like,
let's make PREDICTIONS...
The Bill of Life
MAKING PREDICTIONS!
In your GROUPS, using this handout and what you ALREADY know about civil wars, discuss the following questions:

1. What caused the war? Why was it fought?

2. Who were the TWO opposing sides?

3. How was the war resolved (if it was)?

The Abortion Battle
EXPOSITORY
Thinking Map (Double Bubble)
In PARTNERS, you will use what you read in your EXPOSITORY ARTICLE and what you saw in the photo gallery about ABORTION to create a DOUBLE BUBBLE MAP (compare and contrast).
The Battle in Pictures...
The Battle in Pictures...
Look at the novel--the front cover, the back, the spine, etc.

Based on what you see and what we already discussed, what do you predict this book will be about? In 3-5 COMPLETE SENTENCES, write down your PREDICTION.

In 3-5 more COMPLETE SENTENCES, explain how YOU are going to stay on task when it comes to the novel readings. DESCRIBE any strategies you will use to UNDERSTAND what you are reading.

Finally, in 3-5 COMPLETE SENTENCES, explain what you should be looking for while reading.
Making Predictions...
Novel Assignment (Pre-Reading Strategy)

Anticipatory Writing Activity (optional)
If a CIVIL WAR were to be fought in our country today, what would it be fought over? Why? Who would be the TWO opposing sides?

(ANSWER in COMPLETE SENTENCES.)
Survey Says...
You will be given a SURVEY to fill out. DO NOT put your name on your survey since it's meant to be ANONYMOUS. When you have completed your survey, put it in the folder in the front of the room.
Chapter 2 (Risa)
Anticipatory Writing Activity: Sampson
"I was never going to amount to much anyway, but now, statistically speaking, there's a better chance that some part of me will go on to greatness somewhere in the world. I'd rather be partly great than entirely useless." --Sampson Ward
What do you think this quote means? Now that you know what UNWINDING is, how does the meaning change? EXPLAIN. (Answer in at least THREE COMPLETE SENTENCES.)
Words I NEED to know...

Unwind
"the process by which a child is both terminated and kept alive"; a person's body is divided in parts for organ donation purposes. A parent may choose to have a child retroactively "aborted" between the ages of 13-17.
AWOL
Absent without leave
JUVEY-COPS
cops dedicated to finding runaway unwinds
Anticipatory Writing Activity: Your ORGANS!
What do you think about organ donation? Do you plan on donating your organs? Why or why not? Do you think that people should be required to donate? EXPLAIN.
(Answer in at least 3-5 COMPLETE SENTENCES.)

Words I NEED to know...

cops dedicated to finding runaway unwinds
Anticipatory Writing Activity:
Doubts & Insecurities
Do you ever feel like you don't measure up--that you are not doing as well as you should? When? Why? What do you do to resolve these feelings? EXPLAIN.

(Answer in at least 3-5 COMPLETE SENTENCES.)
Anticipatory Writing Activity:
Rites of Passage
What is an event that celebrates the "coming of age" (becoming an adult)? What is the purpose of the event? What happens? EXPLAIN.

(Answer in at least 3-5 COMPLETE SENTENCES.)
Vocabulary Expansion Chapter 2
Harvest Camp
This is where people are sent to be unwound, where they will “receive the finest possible care from our board-certified staff as they make their transition to a divided state”
WYR Questions #2 pp. 10-18
Reading Reflection: In Connor's Shoes
If you were in Connor's shoes, who would you ask to run away with you? Why? What would you take with you? How would you react if this person refused to go with you? EXPLAIN.

Answer in at least
5 COMPLETE SENTENCES
Figurative Language in Chapter 1
WYR Questions #1 pp. 1-9
Citizens could not agree on a single issue: the right to have an abortion
Pro-choice and Pro-life armies
A constitutional amendment known as The Bill of Life was passed which stated parents could not choose to abort their child at birth but could instead "unwind" their child between the ages of 13 through 18. This was not considered murder because the unwound parts would live on in someone else.
Vocabulary Expansion: Chapter 1
Exit Ticket: Author's Purpose
How does the author's use of figurative language engage the reader? How does it enhance the reading? How would the chapter change if he chose not
to use figurative language. EXPLAIN.
STAAR Practice: MC Questions (QUIZ)
HOMEWORK: Chapter Log (Summary)
Directions: Using Chapter 1 only, SUMMARIZE what you read. Your summary should:

be written in COMPLETE SENTENCES.
highlight KEY events.
focus on the ENTIRE chapter, not just a small part of it.
not be too detailed or specific.
not be confusing, repetitive or excessively wordy.
include a SYMBOL that REPRESENTS/REFLECTS the chapter.
Chapter 1 (Connor)
WYR Questions #3 (pp. 19-27)
PART 1
PART 2
STAAR Practice: SAR (Characterization)
1st PART = Topic Sentence

2nd PART = Concrete Details

3rd PART = Commentary

4th PART = Concluding Sentence

STEPS TO ANSWERING AN SAR QUESTION
Storked
StaHo
When people take in babies that are unborn. Risa learns "there are unwanted babies born everyday---and not all of them get storked."
A state home where kids not wanted (wards) go to live. "Wards of the state are guaranteed a place in state homes...until thirteen."
Across Genres: Making Connections (Fiction & Expository)
Directions: Using Chapter 2 only, SUMMARIZE what you read. Your summary should:

be written in COMPLETE SENTENCES.
highlight KEY events.
focus on the ENTIRE chapter, not just a small part of it.
not be too detailed or specific.
not be confusing, repetitive or excessively wordy.
include a SYMBOL that REPRESENTS/REFLECTS the chapter.
Chapter 2 Summary Log
STAAR Practice: Expository (Creating MC Questions)
Directions: In groups of 3-5, you will
create STAAR-stemmed MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS based on your annotations and summary. Use the packet of EXPOSITORY question stems to help you out. REMEMBER... You are not just creating the QUESTIONS, but also the answer choice.
MC Question Stems
STAAR Practice: Multiple Choice Quiz (Chapter 2)

WYR Questions #4 (pp. 27-37)
LEV
Reading Reflections: Clues from the TEXT

Lev is a tithe. What does this mean? How does this make him different from the other unwinds?

In Chapter 3, what clues does the author give to FORESHADOW Lev's role as a tithe--give at least THREE examples. Explain the significance of each example.

ANSWER in COMPLETE SENTENCES!
Vocabulary Expansion (Chapter 3)
Exit Ticket: TOP TEN
Chapter 3 Summary Log
In your groups, discuss the KEY EVENTS in Chapter 5. One group member should be writing down your answers. From this list, DECIDE which 5 ARE MORE IMPORTANT than the rest. Create a mini-poster highlighting these events. Use color, pictures, and creativity to make your poster stand out.
Use your TOP 5
to create your
SUMMARY
!
Chapter 3
STAAR Practice: SAR (Your Choice)
OR
STAAR Practice: Multiple Choice Quiz (Chapter 3)
Chapters 4-7 Vocabulary Expansion
WYR Questions (pp. 37-46)
Anticipatory Writing Activity: I can relate to...
Now that you've been introduced to all THREE MAJOR CHARACTERS, which CHARACTER do you RELATE to the MOST (Connor, Risa or Lev)? Why? What experiences and/or personality traits do you have in common? EXPLAIN.

Answer in 3-5 COMPLETE sentences!
BWR Activity: Problem-Solving in a Group
Answer Key
At the end of Chapter 3, all three MAJOR characters (Connor, Risa and Lev) come together at the same scene. If they unite in their common task, they will need to learn to work together to problem-solve.

Problem-solving isn't always easy. You have differing perspectives, strengths and weaknesses, and ways of getting things done. Effective group members will make use of all these skills and will attempt to complement not contradict each other.

Your group will be given a task. Your goal is to be the FIRST group to finish with the most correct answers.

After this activity, you will REFLECT and CONNECT with the questions below:

1. What does it take to successfully accomplish a TASK as a group?

2. What are some pitfalls/obstacles when it comes to problem-solving in a group?

3. For the Unwinds to escape unwinding, what will they need to do as a group?
Across Genres: Stockholm Sydrome (Expository)
Stock·holm syn·drome
noun
feelings of trust or affection felt in certain cases of kidnapping or hostage-taking by a victim toward a captor.
What do the headings tell the reader?

What are the MAIN IDEAS of each section?

What are the SUPORTING DETAILS?

How does the bulleted information help the reader?

SUMMARIZE the text.

How does this text connect to what you read in Chapters 4-7?
Chapter 6 (Lev), p. 41
STAAR Practice: SAR (Compare & Contrast)

TOPIC SENTENCE (1)

CONCRETE DETAILS (2)

COMMENTARY (1)

CONCLUDING SENTENCE (1)
The CHUNK METHOD
= 5
SENTENCES ALL TOGETHER
Reteach/Extension: Analyzing a Speech
Choosing Organ Donation to Save a Life
Chapters 4-7 Summary Log
STAAR Practice: Multiple Choice Quiz (Ch. 4-7)
STAAR Practice: SAR (Characterization & Theme)
Chunk Method Sentence STEMS
(TS) Lev reflects the theme of deception because...

(CD) In Chapter __, page __, Lev thinks "TEXTUAL EVIDENCE..."

Furthermore, Lev states, "TEXTUAL EVIDENCE..."

(CM)
This evidence shows...

(CS)
Overall/In conclusion/To sum it up...
Chapter 8 Vocabulary Expansion
WYR Questions (pp. 47-50)
Anticipatory Writing Activity: Characterization in CLEAR FOCUS
In previous chapters, Connor has been characterized as reactive, impulsive and sensitive. Risa, on the other hand, has been labeled as self-critical, over-achieving. She can even be seen as an over-thinker. Using STEAL and textual evidence to help you out, explain how the author reemphasizes these personality traits? How could Risa and Connor's personalities complement each other? How could their personalities lead to conflict? Explain.

Answer in at least 5 COMPLETE SENTENCES.
BE READY TO SHARE!
PART 1,
Mini-Project
STAAR Practice: Multiple Choice Quiz (Ch. 8)
Chapter 8 Summary Log
PART 1... DONE

On to... PART 2
A SNAPSHOT of PART 1

Anticipatory Activities - (Part 2 : Storked)
Interactive Journals: What is PARADOX? (Pre-AP Enrichment)
A complex literary device, PARADOX is a statement or situation that appears to be CONTRADICTORY, but may have a root quality of TRUTH.
One of the most famous paradoxes is the LIAR'S PARADOX, which says “This statement is false.” If the statement is true, then it negates itself, as it cannot be true and false at the same time.
Here are some other examples of PARADOX. In your groups, EXPLAIN why they fit the defintion above.
Discuss the PARADOX
Reading Reflection Activity: Conflict in the Novel
WYR Questions #7 pp. 53-67
We've learned that the major conflict of fiction always introduced in the EXPOSITION. We also learned that the problem intensifies, becomes bigger, in the RISING ACTION. Hence, in chapters 9-12, the main conflict is blowing up.

How is the problem intensifying? What are the events that are adding to the problem--making it worse? How are the characters' decisions affecting the conflict? EXPLAIN.

Answer in at least 5 COMPLETE SENTENCES. Be READY to SHARE!
Chapter 9-12 Vocabulary Expansion
Extension Activity:
Finding Evidence to Form Arguments (Persuasive)
Think of a time when you really wanted your parents to do something for you… How did you PERSUADE them to do it? What ARGUMENTS did you use to HELP them see that you had a VALID point? Did they finally say YES? Why or why not? Reflect on that incident. How could you have made a stronger argument? EXPLAIN.
Anticipatory Writing Activity: I Want to...
Persuasive Mosaic: Choosing Organ Donation to Save a Life
STAAR MC & SAR Practice: Chapters 9-12
http://fox59.com/2016/01/21/newborn-baby-girl-saved-safe-haven-law-used-to-leave-her-at-hospital/
Directions: Watch the newsclip. In your INTERACTIVE JOURNALS, take CLEAR notes about:

The topic of the newsclip.
The details concerning the Safe Haven Law.
The situation affected by the law.
The connection between this law and the novel.

BE READY TO SHARE OUT!
Be SPECIFIC. No GENERIC answers!

What are SAFE HAVEN LAWS?
Let's Learn More...
Chapters 9-12 Summary Log
To SUMMARIZE, ask YOURSELF:

What IMPORTANT events took place?

What NEEDS to be MENTIONED?

What is NOT important and is JUST EXTRA DETAIL?

Is everything in CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER?

Are you using TRANSITIONS to connect your SUMMARY?
Annotations LEAD to RAFA
In groups of 3, assign each member ONE article to READ and ANNOTATE. When finished, each member will FILL out a RAFA chart for their ARTICLE. Be sure to find as many examples for LOGOS, PATHOS and ETHOS.
Review: Logos, Pathos and Ethos
YOUR PERSUASIVE CAMPAIGN!
Which persuasive appeal works best on you—logos, pathos, or ethos? Why? How could someone persuade you to care about your grades more? Volunteer in your community? Donate your organs? EXPLAIN.

ANSWER in at least THREE COMPLETE SENTENCES!
Reading Reflection: Making Connections w/ Media
The commercial is an eample of the ____________ appeal because...
WYR Questions #8 (pp. 67-81)
Anticipatory Writing Activity: All is NOT What It Seems!
Have you ever had the feeling that something was not right? Why were you suspicious? What were some of the things that "didn't add up"--make sense? Were your suspicions confirmed? How did this make you feel? What were you thinking? EXPLAIN in DETAIL.



Answer in at least FIVE COMPLETE SENTENCES!



Be READY to SHARE!
Chapters 13-15 Summary Log
Chapter 13-15 Vocabulary Expansion
Reading Reflection Writing: The AFTERMATH
Chapters 13-15 are very important to the development of the plot. In your OPINION, what KEY EVENTS have changed the course of the story? How? Why? What are some possible repercussions of these events? EXPLAIN.

Answer in at least
FIVE COMPLETE SENTENCES
BE READY to SHARE!!!
Mini-Project: Setting (Visual Interpretation)

Reading Reflection Writing: Lev's Changes
How does Lev feel at the end of Chapter 15? How would you characterize him at this point of the story (3 to 5 characteristics/adjectives)? Why? What decisions do you think he will make in the next reading? EXPLAIN.

Answer in 5 to 7 COMPLETE SENTENCES.
BE READY to SHARE!!!
Across Genres: Fiction vs Poem
How are Lev and the Speaker of the poem similar/different?

What emotions are they BOTH experiencing?

What pieces of TEXTUAL EVIDENCE are synonymous with each other (at least THREE EXAMPLES)?
Assessments: Checking for Understanding
STAAR Practice MC Questions

Mini-Project: Lev's Haiku (Characterization)
STAAR Practice: SAR Questions
WYR Questions #9 (pp. 81-90)
Chapter 16-18 Vocabulary Expansion
Chapter 16-18 Summary Log
Anticipatory Writing Activity: Humanity
Today's society is filled with individuals who choose to be greedy and selfish. Moreover, there are many who choose NOT to help others in NEED. How does this HURT society? Are WE justified in LOOKING OUT FOR OURSELVES at certain times? What does it MEAN to be HUMAN? Do you think people are less "human" today than in the past? Why or why not? EXPLAIN.
Answer in at least
5-7 COMPLETE SENTENCES!
Reading Reflection: To Forgive or NOT Forgive
In Chapter 17, page 85, Connor exclaims, "If I ever see Lev again, I'll tear him to pieces." He is furious with Lev's deception. If you were Connor, would you be angry too? Why or why not? Would you want to "tear him to pieces" too? Would you be capable of FORGIVING Lev? Why or why not? Explain.

Answer in at least 5-7 COMPLETE SENTENCES!
BE ready to SHARE!
STAAR Practice: Multiple Choice Questions (QUIZ)
Across Genres: How Human Stampedes, Like the One Near Mecca, Turn Deadly (Expository)
Chapter 19 (Connor)
STAAR Practice: SAR Question (Conflict)
Your ANSWER should FOLLOW the following CHUNK METHOD format:

1. TOPIC SENTENCE (TS)

2. CONCRETE DETAILS (CD) (2)

3. COMMENTARY (CM)

4. CONCLUDING SENTENCE (CS)
After viewing and reading, answer the following questions:
1. What is the common THEME/TOPIC of Chapters 16-18 and the article?

2. What are similar/different events that took place in BOTH texts?

3. How does CHAOS play a role in BOTH texts?
Word to KNOW: clapper(s)
Anticipatory Writing Activity: Alpha Male
Chapter 19 Vocabulary Expansion
Vocabulary Expansion
Chapter 19 PART 2
WYR Questions #10 (pp. 90-103)
WYR Questions #11 (pp. 103-112)
Read the definition: ALPHA MALE/FEMALE - a man or woman tending to assume a dominant or domineering role in social or professional situations.

In your OWN words, EXPLAIN what this means. How could someone filling this role cause CONFLICT in a group? How would others react to someone like this? Have you ever met someone like this? What was your IMPRESSION about them? Do you think you might possess some of these attributes? Why or why not?

Answer in at least FIVE COMPLETE SENTENCES!
Reading Reflection Writing: Who Do You Connect to the Most?
Mini-Project: Letter from an Unwind (Writing Activity)
STAAR Practice: Multiple Choice Questions
Several new characters were introduced in Chapter 19--Roland, Hayden and Mai. How would you describe each one? In your opinion, what has each one experienced to make them the way they are? Out of the the THREE, whose plight can you understand the most? Who can you relate/connect to the most? And who do you think you would have difficulty getting along with? EXPLAIN your answers FULLY.

ANSWER in AT LEAST FIVE COMPLETE SENTENCES!
STAAR Practice: SAR Question(s)
Chapter 19
Summary Log
What are the KEY EVENTS?
What is NOT IMPORTANT?
What is NECESSARY information is the chapter?
Exit Ticket: Alpha Male/Female (POST IT!)
Who are the Alphas in the Chapter? How do you know?
Anticipatory Writing Activity: Connor's Role
What role does Connor play in Risa's life? How do you know? How does Roland’s presence affect this role? Do any other factors/characters affect this role? Why or why not? How is Risa responding to Connor's behavior? EXPLAIN FULLY.

Answer in at least
FIVE COMPLETE SENTENCES!
Be READY to share.
Chapter 20 Vocabulary Expansion
WYR Questions #12 (pp. 112-117)
Chapter 20 (Risa)
ACROSS GENRES: (Reasons Why Young People Become Terrorists)
Reading Reflection: The Graveyard
At the end of Chapter 20, an unwind states, "We get shuffled around. One safe house for a few days, then another, and then another... Each one is a little bit closer to where we're going. We end up in a place called the 'graveyard.'" What do you think the graveyard will be? Why do you think it's named that? How do you think Connor and Risa will fare here? Explain.

ANSWER in at least
THREE COMPLETE SENTENCES!
Chapter 20 Summary Log
STAAR Practice:
Multiple Choice Quiz
STAAR Practice:
SAR Question
Chapter 21 (Lev)
Across Genres: Ukraine Babies in Stem Cell Probe
1. What GENRE of text is this?

2. What are you ANNOTATING?

3. What is the MAIN IDEA of the article?

4. What are the KEY IDEAS in the text?

5. SUMMARIZE, please.

6. How does this connect to the novel?

7. How does this connect to your life? To society?

8. What is the author's purpose for writing this article?

9. What are some possible QUESTIONS that a reader might still have after reading this?

10. Why does Neal Shusterman include this article in the novel?
Chapter 21
Vocabulary
Expansion
Anticipatory Activity: TRANSIT
1. DEFINE transit.
2. DRAW a pic that REFLECTS transit.
4. DESCRIBE why this part is titled transit.
3. What is the ROOT WORD? What is the origin?
WYR Questions #13 (pp. 121-130)
PART 2
Chapter 21 Summary Log
Reading Reflection: Author's Message
In your opinion, why does Neal Shusterman introduce the character CyFi? What do his struggles represent? What message is the author trying to say about science, technology and/or medicine? How is his perspective similar/different from yours? EXPLAIN.

Answer in AT LEAST FIVE
complete sentences!
Chapter 30-31 (Various Perspectives)
Reading Reflection: Let's TALK about LEV!
Chapter 30 and 31! Wasn't that GOOD? What did you think about Lev at the beginning of the novel? What do you think about him now? How has he changed? What happened in these chapters that affected you as a reader? What do you think Lev REPRESENTS in the novel? What is HIS PURPOSE? Explain.

Answer in at least SEVEN sentences.
Be prepared to share!
WYR Questions #20 (pp. 185-194)
Anticipatory Writing Activity: Split Personality
Your Grade...
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