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My students thoroughly enjoyed this language analysis lesson designed to follow their reading of All Quiet on the Western Fron
t—yours will, too! This lesson is for students who have already completed one reading of Remarque's novel. Each student will complete a warm-up discussion activity and then receive a single quotation. They will analyze Remarque's use of language as well as how this use of language helps him to achieve his overall purpose. Students will then stand up with their quotations and analyses to mingle around the room, finding different discussion partners. I use music during my mingle activities—I’ve included a link to The Beach Boys' "Surfin' USA" within the PowerPoint.
Following the mingle activity, students will participate in a debriefing activity to assess their understanding of Remarque's use of language. Finally, students will complete an exit ticket which requires them to summarize their learning for the day.
If you are looking for a fun, hands-on activity to deepen your students’ understanding and appreciation of All Quiet on the Western Front
, you really can’t go wrong with this lesson!
This lesson is classroom-tested and include the following:
A teacher lesson plan with…
• Common Core objectives
• preparation steps
• a classroom agenda
• assessment strategies
A PowerPoint with…
• student-friendly objectives
• student directions
• activity time limits
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