Hearts and Hands: CCSS Aligned Reading and Writing Critical Thinking Activities

Hearts and Hands: CCSS Aligned Reading and Writing Critical Thinking Activities
Hearts and Hands: CCSS Aligned Reading and Writing Critical Thinking Activities
Hearts and Hands: CCSS Aligned Reading and Writing Critical Thinking Activities
Hearts and Hands: CCSS Aligned Reading and Writing Critical Thinking Activities
Hearts and Hands: CCSS Aligned Reading and Writing Critical Thinking Activities
Hearts and Hands: CCSS Aligned Reading and Writing Critical Thinking Activities
Hearts and Hands: CCSS Aligned Reading and Writing Critical Thinking Activities
Hearts and Hands: CCSS Aligned Reading and Writing Critical Thinking Activities
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This 43-slide PowerPoint resource contains a fun and engaging reader’s theater of O. Henry’s short story “Hearts and Hands." The activities contained in this resource were designed to be used either as a PowerPoint or as printables in a literacy center or whole group setting. The materials, ideas, and activities were designed to accommodate different learning styles and can be easily used to differentiate learning. The activities require students to analyze, evaluate, apply, synthesize, compare and contrast and create information. It’s a great resource for test prep and to review topics such as irony, theme, conclusions, character, context clues, topic sentence, transitional words, supporting details, and character analysis. The resource contains the following:
• CCS Standards
• Sequenced Lesson Ideas
• No Prep Ideas
• Tips and Preparations
• 5 O. Henry Biographical Slides
• 3 Irony Teaching Slides
• 9 Vocabulary Development slides
• 9 Reader’s Theater Slides of O. Henry’s Short Story “Hearts and Hands”
• Character Compare/Contrast Graphic Organizer
• 9 Critical Thinking Questions for Quality Thinking
• Literary Analysis: Theme Graphic Organizer
• Paragraph Writing Activity 1—Irony
• Paragraph Writing Activity 2—Analysis
• Paragraph Writing Rubric
• Printables
• Interactive Slides
• Answer Keys
• Author’s Note
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Hearts and Hands: A Reader’s Theater of O. Henry’s Story with Critical Thinking Activities is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Total Pages
43 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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