Get students reading, thinking, and writing and grading each other’s work! Reinforce the concepts of Realism and Naturalism and the idea of recurring themes throughout American Literature. Meet and extend the Common Core Standards with paired texts. Students explore PTSD through two related stories written 150 years apart using guided questions, graphic organizers, and collaborative inquiry and discussion. A follow on writing assignment directs students to summarize, infer, and synthesize ideas from the text AND responded to and grade one another's writing. This lesson is engaging, well-scaffolded, and extremely student-driven.
Introductory PPT is free and located at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/An-Episode-of-War-Preview-and-Follow-Up-PPT-1623584