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A Jury of Her Peers: Inferences, Symbolism, Irony, Philosophical Chairs

A Jury of Her Peers: Inferences, Symbolism, Irony, Philosophical Chairs
A Jury of Her Peers: Inferences, Symbolism, Irony, Philosophical Chairs
A Jury of Her Peers: Inferences, Symbolism, Irony, Philosophical Chairs
A Jury of Her Peers: Inferences, Symbolism, Irony, Philosophical Chairs
A Jury of Her Peers: Inferences, Symbolism, Irony, Philosophical Chairs
A Jury of Her Peers: Inferences, Symbolism, Irony, Philosophical Chairs
A Jury of Her Peers: Inferences, Symbolism, Irony, Philosophical Chairs
A Jury of Her Peers: Inferences, Symbolism, Irony, Philosophical Chairs
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Everything you need to teach and analyze "A Jury of Her Peers." All worksheets have answer sheets as well, PowerPoints frequently contain notes in the notes sections to assist with instruction of material. Everything is separate so you can pick and choose which activities will most benefit your students.

-Vocabulary PPT and worksheet. Worksheet is designed to meet CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.4 of determining word meaning based on context. Visuals are included as well for visual learners and to help shape meaning for all students.

-Text with inferential questions. Text is on the left with questions on the right. Each question requires students to make inferences in order to answer the question and it helps them to better understand the story and character motivation. Sections of the text are highlighted to help guide students on where to find information for each question. Designed to meet CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.1
UPDATE: Includes separate files of text only and questions only. Includes additional text/question combination with questions placed throughout the text. Whichever works best for your students and your printing situation!

-Symbolism PPT and Worksheet. The Powerpoint helps refresh students' understanding of what symbolism is using music, art, and movies as examples before asking students to identify the symbolism in the story.

-Irony PPT and Worksheet. The Powerpoint helps refresh students' understanding of irony and the different types of irony. Examples of each are given and there is a quick review using six movie scenes. The worksheet also covers each type of irony in the story and extends their thinking to why the author included irony in her story. Designed to meet CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.5

-Philosophical Chairs PPT and worksheet. The Powerpoint takes the class through how to participate in philosophical chairs and includes the prompts for different topics to be covered during the discussion. This is a great resource for classes who may struggle with an activity like this and would benefit from the extra structure this lays out. The discussion revolves around famous quotes about justice and punishment for crimes. Students will base their answers on the outcome of the story and their ideas of whether or not Minnie was fairly punished by the jury of her peers. Designed to meet CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.4

-Mini Unit Test: 10 vocabulary and 14 multiple choice and 1 short answer

-Five-Paragraph Essay Prompt with Graphic Organizer. Students will gather all of the evidence from the text in order to write a five-paragraph essay explaining Minnie's motive for the murder and arguing how she should be punished, if at all. Includes a prompt, evidence organizer, Powerpoint to help students understand what to include and a rubric based on the different aspects of CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.3. Also covers CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.2

-Character Map. Use this depending on the students you are teaching. It can be helpful to fill out if students struggle keeping track of the details that go with each character. It is also a good refresher for students prior to a test. Designed to meet CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.3.
Total Pages
100 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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