Day 1

Fangirl Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Pop Culture Wiktionary

    Kind of Activity:

    Long-term Project

    Objective:

    Students will be able to collectively generate a research-based "wiktionary" to explain the novel's many popular culture references

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.1; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.4; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.11-12.7; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.2; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.6

    Structure:

    Lesson Overview

    Throughout the novel, pop-culture references suffuse Cath’s thoughts and her conversations with the other characters. These references to books, movies, TV shows, celebrities, and consumer products most often occur without explanation. They are important in setting...

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