Hemingway's "Soldier's Home" Short Story Unit Guide, Paired Texts, Veterans' Day

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This lesson makes an excellent lesson for an American Literature course as it exemplifies the realism period of literature. The themes that emerge throughout the progression of the texts – patriotism, fear, honesty, and family – are perfect for framing the mini unit and having the students dig deeply into the anchor text: Hemingway's "Solider's Home." Additionally, the unit provide opportunity for covering such skills at characterization, symbolism, theme across texts, cause and effect, and more.

Use this lesson, also, as an excellent Memorial Day, Veteran's Day, or Independence Day lesson.

Included in this teaching bundle:
1) Guided lesson plan
2) Paired Informational text and poetry
3) Common core standards
4) Comprehension questions with answers in two short answer and multiple choice
5) Paired Poetry Stephen Crane's "War is Kind" with creative response
6) Prompts
7) All anchor texts included; link to info text article
8) Interactive Plot Review Game
9) Role Playing Prompts
10) Real-Life Honor a Soldier or Veteran Project (letter writing)
-- Beautifully designed PDF file


Teach your students how to close read and annotate texts in addition to summarizing so they can make the most of their reading experience. My Close Reading and Summarizing Power Pack is a great tool, and it's cost effective! It's Just a Click Away!

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If you are planning to use this lesson for Veteran's Day, take a look at my patriotic coloring page for grammar and figurative language: Patriotic Coloring

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Teaching Duration
3 Days

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Hemingway's "Soldier's Home" Short Story Unit Guide, Paire
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