This file includes three activities for the short story "Marigolds." These activities will assess comprehension, give students writing practice, and encourage analytical thinking.
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Complete Lesson Plan
Print and teach! This lesson plan includes standards, discussion notes, pre-reading and post-reading topics, as well as literary devices to highlight during the story discussions.
The writing assignment gives students five topics. They must narrow those topics down to a specific topic, and then write a topic sentence. Ask students to write an objective summary to check comprehension. Possible sentences included.
I have included fifteen mentor sentences for identifying gerunds, infinitives, and participles. Suggestions for use and answer keys included.
Figurative Language/ Literary Device Task Cards
28 task cards with quotes from the short story that are examples of common literary terms, such as theme, characterization, simile, metaphor, etc. Students are asked to identify the literary term and draw conclusions. Answer key included.
Check for comprehension with this ten multiple-choice questions quiz. Answer key included.
I usually spend about three days teaching "Marigolds." My lesson plan includes ideas for differentiating, as well as extension activities. None of the activities depend upon each other - use one or more pieces easily.
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* The quiz has 10 multiple choice questions focusing on comprehension. Use it alone as an after-reading quiz or include it in a larger test. Answer key included.
tension activity is for students to write a paragraph using one of their topic sentences.