A Rose for Emily Literature Guide, Unit, Quiz, Project, Prompt, Nonfiction

Julie Faulkner
Grade Levels
9th - 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
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In this "A Rose for Emily" short story lesson you'll find an updated twist on a classic. It is an excellent model for teaching close reading and making connections across texts. Everything is planned and neatly organized for you to use immediately.

Student Experience: How far would you go for love? Is Miss Emily in Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" truly in love or just insane? In this unit, students will examine how Faulkner painted a crafty picture a woman scorned, a nosy southern town, and a murder mystery of sorts. Students will dig through the text and respond to comprehension questions and variety of skill-specific analysis tasks. They can move around with the human plot puzzle, and they can get creative with the character collage project. Then, with the modern and surprisingly real-world connection to your study of Faulkner's "love story" for a paired-text connection, your students will be shocked, awed, and interested for sure!


-- Opener Quickwrite, PDF and ready-made-for-digital in Google

-- Questions open-ended, PDF and ready-made-for-digital in Google

-- Reading quiz, multiple choice

-- Activities and worksheets for symbolism, plot, characterization, and figurative language

-- Character collage

-- Interactive plot review

-- Paired info text and poetry

-- Prompts

-- 1 PDF

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Updated 2019

Terms of Use: Please one classroom use only. Not to be shared online without proper security. Additional licenses sold at a discount at checkout. All images and art documented inside file. Original Cover Photography by Julie Faulkner Photography

Total Pages
32 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.


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