"Bernice Bobs Her Hair" (short story) [UPDATED]

"Bernice Bobs Her Hair" (short story) [UPDATED]
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(18 MB|15+, not counting the story)
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This resource includes guided reading questions - including comprehension-level and paragraph-length analysis questions - for F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" (1920).

I teach this story in my 11th/12th grade American Literature classes in lieu of The Great Gatsby, although it would also work as a companion text to that novel.

Also included are the full text of the story, which is in the public domain; bell-ringer questions; and a list of Tier II vocabulary words to teach in context.

**Includes editable Word docs as well as PDFs.

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Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
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15+, not counting the story
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2 Weeks
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