The Fault in Our Stars Teaching Unit by Created for Learning

Few 2013-2014 young adult novels have sparked the interest and minds of American teenagers more than John Green's THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. It's deeply moving, yet highly philosophical love story refuses to talk down to teenagers; rather, it develops a world in which teens are deep-thinking and deep-loving. Teens will love studying this novel.

This 208-page/slide teaching unit on THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green will certainly get both male and female students involved in the ideas and learn a lot about literature and themselves.



The unit starts off with a Pre-Reading Bias Activity that will get students debating their different beliefs about the world before they even begin reading the novel.

FAULT IN OUR STARS Unit Teaching Package (author: John Green) by Created for Learning

Students will study the plot, settings, and symbols of the novel using these cool organizers (see above image).
They will analyze the various types of conflict that happen in the story -- vs. man, nature, himself, technology, society, and supernatural (see above image).

FAULT IN OUR STARS Unit Teaching Package (author: John Green) by Created for Learning

A vocabulary quiz tests their knowledge of 120 new words in the novel (see above image).

Students will discuss Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Activity and study the connections Maslow's theories have to the novel (see above image).


FAULT IN OUR STARS Unit Teaching Package (author: John Green) by Created for Learning

A vocabulary quiz tests their knowledge of 120 new words in the novel (see above image).

The tool that really takes the students deeper into the meanings and concepts in the story is the Quickwrite 69 writing prompts are included to challenge the students thinking and ideas. Quality, meaningful discussion always happens when we write these short paragraph responses and talk about them (see above image).

The 14 Pop Quizzes bundle is useful to test students reading comprehension or as a quick exit ticket. The questions are designed so that any student who recently read the chapters will ace the quizzes, but those who haven't read recently will be called out for not doing so (see above image).

Above all, the Google Earth multimedia tour is astounding. Students will love visiting Funky Bones, the Literal Heart of Jesus, Amsterdam, and the likes. Much of this is in 3D building tour mode (see above image).

Then as you finish reading the novel, there are a number of final activities to held drive home the overall themes of the story.

Students will read and study An Imperial Affliction - Certain Slant of Light, Nothing Gold Can Stay, Red Wheelbarrow - Poem XXII and get a greater sense for how these poems develop the characters and the overall theme of the novel.

We're convinced that you will absolutely LOVE this teaching unit on THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green. Get it today and start using it with your students in your classroom!

 FAULT IN OUR STARS Unit Teaching Package (author: John Green) by Created for Learning



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