Use mentor sentences from Night to study types of sentences - simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex.
UPDATE: This product was updated in 2017 with additional sentences.
Night, by Elie Wiesel, is full of detailed and strong sentences. Aside from analyzing these sentences from a literary view, students can also apply grammar terms to their reading. By studying simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences, students can analyze the sentence structure regarding the writing's tone and meaning.
This exercise has 10 quotes from the novel. Students can find the type of sentence (simple, compound, complex, or compound-complex). An answer key is included.
As an extension activity, students can then analyze mentor sentences from the final chapters of the book. Students will decide the type of sentence, and then examine how the language shapes the author's meaning.
If you are teaching Night, use this product to enhance student understanding: Night: Introductory Speech and Internet Activity
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