Marigolds by Eugenia Collier - Close Reading

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Teaching Eugenia Collier's "Marigolds"? This resource can be used as a stand-alone or part of a short stories unit.

Included are seven handouts covering:

✲ reading comprehension questions, including mood and tone, setting, and more

✲ character study - Lizabeth

✲ figurative language

✲ symbolism

✲ conflict

✲ theme

PDF is fillable to allow for uploading and remote completion.


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The Black Cat Edgar Allan Poe Lesson Plan

The Lady or the Tiger Close Reading


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 9–10 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
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.


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