Complete Unit Plans for Teaching Secondary English

"Finally - A Complete Unit Plan that Makes Teaching Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli Ridiculously Easy and Stress-Free!"

Dear Teacher

I'm sure you've had a look around on the net for resources to help you plan your unit or lessons on Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli, and I'm sure you've found that there are literally hundreds of lessons to comb over and choose from.  And really, that's the problem isn't it.

The vast majority of these lesson plans are terrible.  Many are simply a waste of class time.  Others are poorly written, confusing, convoluted.

If you're as busy as I am, and as most teachers are, you don't have time to sift through hundreds of lessons looking for the good ones.  It would take hours to put several together to create any kind of complete unit, and such a unit wouldn't flow correctly.  It wouldn't be a cohesive, consistent unit plan.

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With The Complete Unit Plan for Stargirl, all you have to do is show up in class and deliver the goods. You get everything you need to teach a full unit on Stargirl including...

  • instructions and explanations
  • amazing worksheets and templates
  • comprehension questions
  • discussion questions
  • vocabulary exercises
  • projects
  • games
  • and much more!

That means all the work is done for you.  A tiny investment on a complete unit plan will mean...

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Take the Stress Out of Teaching

When I first began teaching, I insisted on doing everything myself.  I wanted to show my colleagues in the English department that I could come up with exceptional lesson plans all on my own.  And often I did, but it meant staying up until 1 or 2am every night researching and planning.

I'm sure you've experienced what I'm talking about.  When one of my colleagues, a very talented teacher with decades of experience, realized what I was doing, he pulled me aside to have a word.  He asked me, "How much time do you spend planning a lesson?"

I thought about it for a moment and answered that it usually took me about an hour, sometimes more, to plan a good lesson.

He then asked me, "How long are these lessons?"  He knew the answer, but he was making a point.  At our school, periods lasted 80 minutes.  We used 15 minutes of every class for silent reading, and 5 minutes were spent getting settled in at the beginning of class and getting prepared to leave at the end.  As I crunched these numbers it struck me...

I was spending as much time planning as I was teaching!

Each day I was delivering approximately four hours of instruction, and each night I was spending approximately four hours planning.  And then there was the marking on top of that.

My esteemed colleague helped me see the imbalance in my practice.  It was insane to go on spending as much time planning as teaching.  Quite honestly, teachers don't get paid enough to put in double days.  I knew that if I kept going the way I was, I would soon burn out.

Don't Work Double Time

So what to do?  How could I solve this problem?  I didn't want to just show up for work unprepared and have to frantically wing it.  And I didn't want to give boring or pointless lessons. 

I wanted to give my students the best scholastic experience I could without over-extending myself.

The answer was that I had to realize there was no need for me to constantly reinvent the wheel.  Thousands of teachers had taught the same texts I was working with.  Why not benefit from their experience?  Why not take the very best of their stuff, tweak it to fit my style and personality, and make my own units that I could then reuse year after year.

I had to make an initial investment - good teaching resources aren't often free - but the potential ROI (return on investment) was tremendous.  I would use this stuff for the rest of my career, so why not spend a little money at the beginning.

Get Incredible Return on Investment

A few bucks is sure worth it for something that is going to make my life considerably easier and less stressful.

So I spent some time and money and put together incredible unit plans using resources and ideas from some of the best educators in the world.  I put each unit plan in its own binder, put each binder in my classroom cupboard, and PRESTO!!!!  my stress level decreased dramatically.

No more staying up all night trying to devise a new, creative, effective lesson.  I had everything already prepared and organized.  All I had to do was go to school and enjoy teaching.

Now I want to help other teachers who might find themselves in a position similar to the one I found myself in early on in my career. 

You can make a tiny investment, and instantly take the stress out of your lesson planning.  The best part is you only have to make the investment once, and it keeps paying dividends for the rest of your career.

It Doesn't Get Any Easier



Check out what you get with the Complete Unit Plan for Stargirl:

  • Step-by-Step Lesson Plans
  • Reproducible Worksheets
  • Discussion Questions
  • Answer Keys
  • Comprehension Questions
  • Dozens of Quality Worksheets
  • Creative, Thoughtful Assignments
  • Quizzes and Tests
  • Vocabulary Exercises
  • Scaffolding Tasks to Build Student Skills
  • Great Projects
  • Language Learning Activities
  • Text Analysis
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The Complete Unit Plan for Stargirl will give you...

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  • Hours of leisure time
  • Confidence in the classroom
  • A top-quality curriculum
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  • Access to the ideas of exceptional educators
  • Something to share with your colleagues
  • A plan you can use year after year

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Stargirl can be the best unit you ever teach.  If you have the right plan and use the right approach, your students will engage with text and you will all enjoy the experience.

With the lessons and assignments I've developed, the novel comes alive for the class.  Your students will get so engrossed in the story, you won't have to worry about getting or keeping their attention.

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Hug High School
Special Education – English

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English Language Arts
Putnam Technical Vocational High School



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