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Jane Austen Close Reading Passages

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  • PDF
7 pages


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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♥ “I'm excited to use this with my 6th grade Honors English students.” February 12, 2017
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♥ “Very well done. Great intro activity for all level classes.” January 11, 2017

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Total Pages
7 pages
Answer Key
Not Included
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


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