Unit 2: (Guidebook 2.0)

47 Instructional Days

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Students read literary and informational texts about the meaning and redemption found through selflessness and valuing people over material possessions. Students understand how writers use stories to teach us these lessons and how characters’ choices affect the plot and build the theme of a story. Students express their understanding by exploring how literature resonates with readers and has “staying power,” becoming a part of our language, culture, and moral code. This unit focuses on character point of view/perspective and development, influence of setting and characters on theme, and ways in which texts reflect members of society.

The culminating writing task centers on literary analysis.