Lesson: genre: fiction: novel: Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key
SWBAT define key literary terms related to novels and identify the key elements of novels.
SWBAT explain how reading a novel is different than reading a shorter text.
8.22 main ideas/details
- SWBAT define key literary terms related to
novels and identify the key elements of novels.
- SWBAT explain how reading a novel is different
than reading a shorter text.
- SWBAT preview the novel Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key.
Do Now (5-10)
Students will view graphic
of Joey Pigza cover: Make a prediction about what the novel might be about.
If you’ve already read this novel write 1-2 opinions you have about it.
Do Now Review
Have a few students share
- Reading a novel takes perseverance and
memory—it’s longer and more complicated.
- We’ll be learning strategies to help us with
- What is a novel? A longer work of fiction with more than one main character and a
- What makes a novel different? Requires concentration, focus, memory
and keeping up!
- What is expected of you during part one of our
novel unit? Excellent listening
and text tracking skills. You MUST bring your novel to class EVERY day.
- Distinguishing features of a novel.
Students will read a
summary of “Joey Pigza Swallows a Key”
- Based on the summary, what are two questions
you have about the novel?
- Based on the summary, make one connection to
- Based on the summary make two predictions about
Pass out novels:
- Review expectations list.
- Students should sign expectations list once it
- Hand out novels/record student numbers.
What makes novels different
from other types of texts?
Literary term review.
Short excerpt from novel –
what hints does it give you about Joey’s character traits? What other
predictions can you make? What other questions do you have?
Copies of Novel
& CD contracts
Copies of chp
Class list to
record novel numbers
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