The Alchemist – 10 Lesson Book Club
What is the hero’s journey?
How is this theme seen throughout texts across times?
How does everything in the world conspire to help us achieve our personal legends?
What is the connection between all things in the world?
What is more important: the journey or the destination?
What is my personal legend?
Public Speaking Skills
Read p 1-33
Read p 34-47
Read p. 151-65
Read p. 68-80
Read p. 80-104
Read p. 105-133
Read p. 134-163
Socratic Seminar & Outside Source
Homework: First Draft of Literary Analysis
Peer Edit & Revise Literary Analysis
Homework: Final Draft of Literary Analysis
& “This I Believe” First Draft
Present “This I Believe” Personal Essay
The Phantom Tollbooth – 5 Lessons
1. What can people learn from their experiences?
2. What makes places unique and different? How can an author make you feel like you’re experiencing those places?
3. How is conflict built into a story?
4. How does an author develop a character’s personality?
Lesson 1- Ch 1-3
Read p 1-27
Lesson 2 Ch 4-6
Read p 26-51
Lesson 3 – Ch. 7-10
Read p. 51-79
Lesson 4 – Ch 11-16
Read p. 180-130
Lesson 5 – Ch 17-end
Read p. 130-end
Writing Lesson comparing both books – The Alchemist & The Phantom Tollbooth
About the Author作者简介
Norton Juster is an architect and the author of other highly acclaimed children’s books, including The Dot and the Line, The Hello, Goodbye Window, illustrated by Chris Raschka, which received the Caldecott Medal, and The Odious Ogre, also illustrated by Jules Feiffer.
Jules Feiffer is the author and illustrator of two novels for young readers, as well as several acclaimed picture books, including Bark, George and Meanwhile . . . He has won numerous prizes for his cartoons, plays, and screenplays.
Engage: Show some sort of video or do a hands on activity that hooks the students into the lesson.
Warm-up: Speaking & Vocabulary Investigation
Journal: Write about a Topic from the Lesson; Brainstorm & Writing Practice
Lesson: Literary Topic Dissected
Group Reading & Analysis
Independent Reading & Writing Assignment (to complete at home)
Enrichment Activities – connect literature to modern day & your own life!
About the teacher
Ms. Lara has taught English for fifteen years in different countries around the world. After getting her BA in Sociology and Photography at the University of California, San Diego, she worked with students with special needs for several years, trying to understand every kind of learner and diverse modalities of helping students to utilize their strengths and access learning from their own points of view. She has taught in Honduras and Hungary, as well as many kinds of schools around the US. After teaching English, Science, Art, and Music to 2nd, 6th, 10th and 11th grade students in the Caribbean, she came back to the
US, and got her teaching credential at California State Monterey Bay. Following this, she taught at a small high school in Santa Cruz, CA for twelve years, where she instructed 9-12th grade English, Art, Digital Photography, and History as well as Advanced Placement classes for 5 years. In 2012, she took a hiatus to complete a year as a Fulbright exchange teacher in Budapest, where she taught ESL and was an ambassador for the US. She was nominated for Teacher of the Year in 2015, and received a commendation for her work in 2018. She now tutors students in many subjects, while being a student herself, pursuing another degree. She enjoys working with students and learning from them, and finding new ways to communicate and understand the world around us.
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