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Middle School "Emergency" Language Arts Lesson Plan

Middle School "Emergency" Language Arts Lesson Plan
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7th, 8th, 9th
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This is an emergency lesson plan I leave for unexpected or unplanned absences from my 7th-9th grade language arts classes. It is completed independently by students in one class period and involves no extra preparation or instructions for a substitute. Just photocopy and pass out.

Students read the wonderful story "The Last Leaf" by O. Henry (it is a public domain text) and complete a thorough set of questions about the story after they read. Answers are provided in case you want to check the work when you return.

NOTE: As a good followup, there is a nice video version of the story from the mid-1980s, starring the late Art Carney, available in three short segments on "YouTube".
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On  October 24, 2013Mark Aaron answered:
Thank you for your honest feedback. I agree that this is not an assignment to leave for a substitute who has to work with students who have special needs or are far behind in their reading ability. I do believe it is very engaging for those who are grade level readers. I hope you are having a good school year!
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On  January 28, 2012Mark Aaron answered:
Thank you. "The Last Leaf" is an underappreciated classic that every child should read and think about.
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