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Lesson One. Does this Chicken Soup Truly Soothe the Soul?. Essential Question. How can I organize myself so I will be successful in this unit? (This will be answered throughout the lesson.). Standards.

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Lesson one

Lesson One

Does this Chicken Soup Truly Soothe the Soul?

Essential question
Essential Question

How can I organize myself so I will be successful in this unit?

(This will be answered throughout the lesson.)


  • ELACC6RL1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

  • ELACC6RL2: Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

  • ELACC6RL4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.

Key terms
Key Terms

  • Inference

    • any process of reasoning from premises to a conclusion

  • main idea

    • the most important or central thought of a paragraph or larger section of text, which tells the reader what the text is about

  • summary

    • A brief abstract of previously stated facts or statements

  • figurative language

    • language that contains or uses figures of speech, especially metaphor & simile

  • connotation

    • the associated or secondary meaning of a word or expression in addition to its explicit or primary meaning: A possible connotation of “home” is “a place of warmth, comfort, and affection.”

Before reading organize your binder
Before reading – organize your binder

  • English section

  • Table of contents

  • Responsible for all notes, handouts, and exercises


  • In your journal, freewrite for five minutes in response to the following prompts:

    • Share what you already know about the Chicken Soup book series

    • Predict what the book will be about based on the title

    • Predict what the title means

    • Draw a picture based on the title

Grammar link adjectives
Grammar link - adjectives

  • Teen Touch `Chicken Soup' Ladled Out To A Younger Audience


Adjectives quiz
Adjectives quiz

  • The hugely successful series of feel-good books, each containing short stories to "open the heart and rekindle the spirit," has spawned a "Chicken Soup" cottage industry that includes foreign language editions, audiotapes, coffee mugs and speaking engagements. More than 14 million books have been sold.

    Which of the following words is an adjective?




Chicken soup for a cold
Chicken Soup for a Cold

  • Remedy for the common cold?


  • Use your Venn diagram to compare and contrast Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul and chicken soup with your elbow partner.

    BookAlike Soup

Ticket out the door
Ticket out the door

  • Write down why you think the editors chose “chicken soup” for the title of their books?


  • Write in your journal for 10 minutes about a time when you were feeling sick and someone helped you feel better or tried to help to you feel better.