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After Twenty Years Activity Bundle (O. Henry) - PDF

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Activities for use with the short story “After Twenty Years” by O. Henry. Includes a variety of options to fit your classroom needs. Reading questions and graphic organizers available to guide students in understanding and analysis of the text. Culminating projects include an Interview Project ,Prequel Writing, and Write Your Own to expand on the text. Answers keys and rubrics included for ease of use.

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After Twenty Years Reading Activities: Reading questions in order of the text with recall as well as analysis questions. Answer Key included. Also a set of graphic organizers, including Word Webs for Mood, Theme, Setting, The Meeting, & Imagery, with Answer Keys. Also a pair of Characterization and Inference Graphic organizers to have student analyze what’s said compared to what the characters might be thinking.

After Twenty Years Prequel Writing Activity: Students write a short story that provides the background for Silky Bob. Students will write about his crime and how the cops know he was guilty, his nickname, and how Jimmy remembers his friend. Includes Rubric, prewriting, self-reflection, and bonus dialogue writing handout.

After Twenty Years Write Your Own: Students will write their own story based off themselves, thinking to the future where they reconnect with an old friend. Rubric included. (Alternately, students can write an entirely fictional account if this is too personal.) Can also be used with the Dialogue Writing Handout.

After Twenty Years Interview Project: Real-world writing activity. In this project, students will interview a family member (or other older person) about a long-separated relationship. After the interview, students can complete a narrative writing activity or a multimedia project—rubrics included for both.

After Twenty Years Newspaper Article Writing Activity: Students will write a newspaper article about the arrest of ‘Silky Bob’ combining details from the text with their own creative writing. Includes grading rubric, plus a handout on how to write Newspaper Articles.

• Wanted Poster for Silky Bob: Bundle Only Bonus! Print and go activity has students create a wanted poster with details from the story combined with creative writing. Quick and fun!

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