Day 1

The Golden Compass Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

Students should read from the beginning of the novel to the end of Chapter 4.

Common Core Objectives

  1. 1

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.1

  2. 2

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.4

  3. 3

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.2

Note that it is perfectly fine to expand any day’s work into two days depending on the characteristics of the class, particularly if the class will engage in all of the suggested classroom exercises and activities and discuss all of the thought questions.

Content Summary for Teachers

Chapter 1: The Decanter of Tokay

Lyra and her daemon, Pantalaimon, try to sneak into the Retiring Room, where only scholars (and never women) are allowed. They accidentally witness the Master of...

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