The Angel Experiment
By James Patterson
Mrs. Bobbie Lou Barber
Nevada High School
Layered Curriculum Guide
Required Activity (20 points): Read the book and take part in class discussions. I have broken the reading into ten parts. The timeline for completion is:
Oct. 6, 7 Part I – Chapters 1-11 Oct. 16-20 Part IV – Chapters 67-85
Oct. 8- 13 Part II Chapters 12-48 Oct. 21-26 Part V – Chapters 86-109
Oct. 14- 16 Part III Chapters 49-66 Oct. 27-29 Part VI – Chapters 110-134
For each of the six parts of the book do one of the following activities. You may choose different activities for each part. (5 points each) Required.
Level C: Choose 40 points at this level. Be prepared to defend your learning.
____1. Find 20 vocabulary words throughout the book that are new to you. Write out the words, a definition, a sentence, and a drawing or symbol to help you remember the meaning of the word. Use the context of the word from the book to help you. Make these words your own. (10 points)
____2. Use a plot summary graphic organizer to list the elements of literature in this book. (Include reference pages.) (15 points)
____3. Gives detailed descriptions of the characters in this book, Choose three characters and write three paragraphs or three poems, or draw three caricatures which represent these characters. (15 points)
____4. Complete the worksheet on similes and metaphors. (10 points)
____5. Use magazine pictures to create a collage of one of the characters in this book, include quotes that reflect the character. (20 points)
____6. Pick out 10 significant incidents in the book and, using a time line graphic organizer, construct a time line with the incidents. Graph this using the +(top) for positive incidents and the – (bottom) for negative. Use graph paper for this. (10 points)
____7. Write a letter to the author in which you discuss this book through theme, setting or characterization. (10 points)
B level Activities: Choose 20 points. Be prepared to defend your learning.
____1. Develop interview questions you would use if you had the opportunity to interview James Patterson. (10 points)
____2. Produce a soundtrack for the book. By selecting and listing songs and artists for each section, briefly explain each choice (one or two sentences). (10 points)
____3. Produce the actual soundtrack CD to go with the above activity. (10 points)
____4. Describe the setting for this novel. Include climate, weather, landforms, and any other elements of nature that would be found in this area. (10 points)
____5. Draw a new cover for this book that would appeal to your friends and would make them want to read the book. Include pictures and a summary of the book. (10 points)
____6. Write a poem about Max and the Flock that reflects the theme. (15 points)
____7. Write a song/rap about the book. (10 points)
____8. Design a MySpace page for one of the characters. Use Microsoft Word. (10 points)
____9. Create a design cover for a magazine for one of the characters. (10 points)
A level: Choose one for 20 points. . Use an A level assignment sheet.
1. Unfortunately for Max and her Flock, the scientists experimenting with genomics use their knowledge to harm rather than aid society. Genomic research can be used for useful purposes: developing new energy sources, insect-and drought-resistant crops, and hardier livestock. With a partner, select one of the above fields to research. Each pair should make a brochure explaining the field of genomic research, detailing both its positive and negative impact. The brochures should be presented to the class and displayed in the classroom. (20 points)
2. In a panel discussion, discuss the following topics: (20 points)
In Chapter 10—We discover
that some scientists try to enhance Iggy's night vision and it causes
him to be blind. Students can discuss medical enhancements and the ethics
1. Would you ever alter your
body through surgery? Explain. What do you think about people who do
this? (Liposuction, lap band/gastro procedure, breast enhancements,
2. What do you think about
the doctors who perform these surgeries (esp. the ones that are cosmetic
In Chapter 21—Three
older boys are bullying a younger female.
3. Discuss a time when you observed bullying. Why do you think the strong pick on the weak? What is the motivation/purpose?