This CCSS aligned unit covers Richard Steele’s “Twenty-Four Hours in London” and Samuel Johnson’s “The Solitude of the Country”. Students read and analyze the essays, complete a variety of text-based activities, build their vocabulary and craft an argumentative or narrative essay.
* two essays with analysis questions
* tips for reading a difficult text handout
* a text structure overview with practice handout
* a text structure activity (CCSS RIT 5)
* a vocabulary activity and a vocabulary quiz for “The Solitude of the Country” (CCSS L 4)
* an activity that traces how a writer alters and refines the meaning of a word (CCSS RIT 4)
* a narrative essay assignment and an argumentative essay assignment in the vein of Steele’s and Johnson’s essay
* peer editing handouts and rubrics for the writing assignments
* suggested modifications and an assignment for an AP Lang and Comp course
all teacher notes and keys
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This unit is broken up into two smaller packs for greater flexibility (**please don’t purchase this unit in addition to either of the items listed below as they are already included**):
Richard Steele’s “24 Hours in London” Activity Pack
Samuel Johnson’s “The Solitude of the Country” Activity Pack
This mini-unit would fit well in a British Literature course, an AP Language and Composition course or a general composition course.