Given the language standard regarding allusions, recognizing them, understanding their meaning, and being able to use them can be a daunting task for teachers of teens (grades 6-12). This is a 10 page (5 pages double sided) Excel file resource for student binders and student authors. Helping students recognize common expressions as allusions to either an event, person(s), thing, or place with the original information and often how it is used, but I do not want to copy the whole Bible on paper, either:) The great news is that it is not a locked file, so add to it or reduce it at your will, saving each under its own name to preserve the original. Let me know what you think of it. I would love to have your input (for and against are both equally welcome). CCSS standard addressed is R.L.8.9 "Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new." This is just the Bible-based allusions. For the full 300 allusions, including literature (Shakespeare, etc.), historical events \ people \ quotes, and even contemporary \ commercial (including films, TV, "epic" video games, and even cartoons that have woven themselves into our culture), all of which are customizable, just look for it in Kathy's Legacy Store! Enjoy!