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Zlata’s Diary Novel Unit

Zlata’s DiaryUnit Plan
English 10th grade
By Kimberly Baker
VDOE Standards10.3 The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts. e) Identify literary and classical allusions and figurative language in text. 10.4 The student will read, comprehend, and analyze literary texts of different cultures and eras. a) Identify main and supporting ideas. b) Make predictions, draw inferences, and connect prior knowledge to support reading comprehension. a literary text. h) Evaluate how an author’s specific word choices, syntax, tone, and voice shape the intended meaning of the text, achieve specific effects and support the author’s purpose.  
Essential QuestionsHow can young people find strength in adversity? 
How does war impact society?
Timeline: 
Day OneIntro power point of Zlata’s Diary
Give students study guide
Days TwoRead Zlata’s Diary Pgs 1-29
Day ThreeRead Zlata’s Diary Pgs 29-43
Day FourRead Zlata’s Diary Pgs 44-71
Day FiveWork on Study Guide
Day SixRead Zlata’s Diary Pgs 71-100
Day SevenRead Zlata’s Diary Pgs 100-141
Day EightFigurative Language chart on study guide
Day NineRead Zlata’s Diary Pgs 141-169
Day TenConflict and Theme handouts from study guide
Day ElevenRead Zlata’s Diary Pgs 169-197
Day TwelveSocratic Seminar on the novel – preparation handout
Day ThirteenTest on Zlata’s Diary