Jane Austen Close Reading Passages

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Literature Daydreams
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Literature Daydreams


Teaching Jane Austen? Need to cover British Literature but don't have time for a whole novel? This FREEBIE taster of my growing bundle of Austen extracts and analysis tasks is perfect to introduce your students to 19th century literature and develop their close reading skills. And guess what - these are totally free!

These worksheets will help your high school students learn how to read, understanding and closely analyze Austen's writing.

→ 1 extract from Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility
→ 5 worksheets to develop: summarizing, vocabulary knowledge, comprehension, information retrieval skills and close analysis skills*

This FREEBIE is a taster for my new
growing bundle of Austen extracts and analysis tasks

*Please note – this free resource on TpT is limited to 10 pages and as such I cannot include the answer keys for you. If you wish to access the full free version (including answer keys) please sign up at my blog. Or check out my Growing Bundle before the price rises!

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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor.


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