Students will copy down the definition for an allusion, read and discuss the example together, then try the second example independently or in partners. I encourage you to annotate the quotes with your students; this proved to be very helpful for my students in order to be able to pull out specific diction and analyze its meaning. Lastly, students will answer a reflection question about the significance of allusions in this (and any!) text.
*NOTE: page numbers on handout correspond with the short story version of this text, which is located in the Pearson Prentice Hall Literature textbook for 8th grade English Language Arts. If you are using the full novel, page numbers will be different.
-Allusion Minilesson handout (to be copied for all students)
-Allusion Minilesson Answer Key
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