This short story by William Faulkner is a perfect vehicle for students to practice close reading, as well as creative narrative writing with dialogue, while you are teaching point-of-view. Students will narrate an event of their choice from the story through the eyes of Tobe, Miss Emily's servant. Encourage your students to stay true to the plot, but tell them to feel free to add to the details which Faulkner left out of the events of Miss Emily's life. Students will search for the characters' motivations for their actions, while immersing themselves in the plot of the story.
CCSS: RL 11-12.6; W 11-12.3, 11-12.3a, 11-12.3b, 11-12.3c, 11-12.3d, 11-12.3e