Dear Zoe



Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.


Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) in order to make informed decisions and solve problems, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source and noting any discrepancies among the data.


Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.


  • Unit Plans from Penguin
  • Monopoly boards
  • Copies of physical book Dear Zoe (optional)
  • Index cards
  • James Taylor CD
  • Large sheets of paper
  • Timer
  • Markers

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In this extensive and interactive High School Unit for Dear Zoe, students will be listening to Dear Zoe and completing multiple activities, quizzes and essays about the themes, motifs, and characters. By listening, discussing and interacting, students find the importance of sound, dreams and one life experience.

This unit even includes a Monopoly review game prior to the last essay.


Unit Plans for Dear Zoe