Zach’s Lie: Concept Analysis

If you're planning a unit on Roland Smith's Zach's Lie, be sure to incorporate a list of important literary elements into your curriculum. With a list of essential questions, literary themes, conflicts, and notes about setting, the resource is a great addition to your middle school language arts class.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the ideas and concepts from the resource to frame your novel unit
  • Use the comprehension questions as a warm-up activity or for class discussion
  • Have your class track the conflicts throughout the unit by noting important quotes and character arcs
Classroom Considerations

  • Does not include any class assignments beyond discussion questions
Pros

  • Organized in a straightforward way
  • Includes tips for instruction and helpful discussion questions
Cons

  • Beware spelling and grammar mistakes