Christmas Day in the Morning Short Story Analysis for the Common Core

Christmas Day in the Morning Short Story Analysis for the Common Core
Christmas Day in the Morning Short Story Analysis for the Common Core
Christmas Day in the Morning Short Story Analysis for the Common Core
Christmas Day in the Morning Short Story Analysis for the Common Core
Christmas Day in the Morning Short Story Analysis for the Common Core
Christmas Day in the Morning Short Story Analysis for the Common Core
Christmas Day in the Morning Short Story Analysis for the Common Core
Christmas Day in the Morning Short Story Analysis for the Common Core
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Pearl S. Buck's short story is one of a teenage boy's life-changing recognition of his father's love a few days before Christmas. The study applies the Common Core literary standards. The study includes:

1. The story in blocked paragraphs with comprehension questions ranging from simple recall to critical analysis focusing on text evidence. (Includes flashback,dialogue, symbolism, simile, personification, alliteration.) The blocked paragraphing allows for close reading.

2. Theme analysis focusing on how character, setting, and plot develop the theme.

3. Writing connection for theme with planning sheet.

4. Seven additional writing connections suitable for journal or writing using specific text evidence.

5. Answer Keys

6. Simple comprehension test with answer key.

7. Standards-Based Test with answer key.

Christmas Day in the Morning Short Story Analysis for the Common Core by Dianne Watson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

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Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
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17 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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