This lesson uses Kate Chopin’s classic story “The Story of an Hour” to teach and/or reteach allusion.
Students can either come prepared to this lesson having read the story, or you can read through the story with your students in a small group setting. I have done both successfully, depending on the level and abilities of my students at that time.
Should you decide to read the story together in a small group setting, you will be able to come upon these allusions naturally, modeling the process of identifying allusions while reading.
When students come prepared with the text previously read, I still go through this short story with them, modeling the discovery of the first allusion (all information is on the google slides), and allowing students to discover the second allusion with helpful prompts on their notes document.
This will take anywhere between 30 and 50 minutes depending on the grade and ability level of your readers, previous experience with allusions, and whether the story has been previously experienced by your learners.