The Pearl Unit Bundle – John Steinbeck


Total Pages: 135 plus answer keys and low-print options
File Size: 18 MB


Looking for a full novel study for The Pearl by John Steinbeck? The Pearl Unit Bundle guides and challenges students to analyze plot, characterization, conflict, and symbolism in the classic novella.

Throughout their reading of The Pearl, students will complete nonfiction background activities, projects and vocabulary activities, full lessons, a study guide, and a final test. The Pearl Unit Bundle may be used with or without Interactive Notebooks. Answer keys and rubrics included. (grades 7-10)

The Pearl Unit Bundle image previews the symbolism flipbook and other activities students will engage in throughout the unit

This unit is:
✅ Interactive
✅ Creative
✅ Analytical

What You Get Inside The Pearl Unit Bundle:

1. Editable Unit Calendar
2. Nonfiction Background Activities – John Steinbeck biography and Cortez Pearls Webquest in the style of doodle notes
3. Reading Guide – Student-created guide to major elements in each chapter, based on a choice board
4. Journal Prompts – three bellringers per chapter, based on quotations from the text
5. Vocabulary Resources – lists, foldables, and quizzes for key vocabulary words in each chapter
6. Symbolism Flipbook – Hands-on activity for analyzing symbolism in any text
7. Symbolism Song Project – Creative task to demonstrate understanding of symbolism
8. Character Analysis Lesson & Essay – full lesson on the hows and whys of characterization, culminating in a text-based analysis
9. Study Guide – Review of key story elements and practice citing textual evidence
10. Unit Test – Final exam including comprehension questions, vocabulary, and analysis of literary elements and important quotations (with editable doc)

The Pearl Unit Bundle image previews the calendar, study guide, and final test

*Please note that some links above will direct you to TPT*

The Pearl Unit Bundle contains some editable components, described above, but is not fully editable. Thank you for understanding!


Teachers like you have said…

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “This is such a thorough and complete unit for [The Pearl by John Steinbeck].  It is easy to follow and I love that I have choices in how I want to present the information.  The author page is unique and the students enjoyed researching in order to complete this page.  Thanks for sharing!” – Lori P.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “This was so thorough and useful while teaching this novel for the first time.” – Samantha R.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “My favorite pieces of the bundle are the background info and the create your own reading guide.  The reading guide allows for creativity while still requiring vigor.” – Mary P.

The Pearl Unit Bundle previews the resources that can be used as interactive student notebooks or as handouts

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