Twenty descriptive slides of allusions from various categories: Historical, Biblical, Mythological, Literary. Students are introduced to the definition for an allusion and then given a new allusion to learn each week. At the end of the unit, students complete an assessment where they create their own allusion sentences.
I created this product because I teach 7th grade English, which has a strong Common Core emphasis on allusions. You can use these slides for direct instruction, or as a complement for connected stories you read in class. You could also offer extra credit for any taught allusions that are found in newspapers, online, etc.