Young Adult Literature Lesson Plans, Authors Ihimaera-Ingold
Lesson plans for The Whale Rider .
by Jeanette Ingold. Adobe Reader required for these resources.
Background information, character list, vocabulary words.
Students work with chronological order, prefixes, and making predictions.
Students make inferences about character motivation (includes writing task). They work with prefixes and make predictions.
Students compare and contrast characters (includes writing task). They work with prefixes and think beyond the novel.
Dynamic and Static Characters
Given definitions, students identify characters as static or dynamic and provide evidence.
Flashback Graphic Organizer
Given a definition, students identify flashbacks from the book and draw conclusions.
Setting Graphic Organizer
Students identify important details about the setting and then describe how the setting affects the characters, plot, mood, or tone.
Whole-Novel Discussion and Activities
6 discussion questions and 2 post-reading activities.
Multiple Choice Test