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This Mistresses of Murder bundle contains three short stories each with a protagonist in desperate need of analysis, diagnosis and intervention! In this bundle students will have the opportunity to analyze and interact with three classic works of literature: "Trifles" by Susan Glaspell, "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner, and "Lamb to the Slaughter" by Roald Dahl. Each story contains: pre-reading vocabulary, a pre-read activating prompt, during reading analysis questions, a quiz, and a post-reading activity. Answer keys and rubrics are included for everything!
The bonus file allows students to take on the role of a Forensic Psychologist and diagnosis the women, and, create a treatment plan, all while thinking critically and using textual evidence with their responses!
The bonus file cover the following CCSS:
Texts Types and Purposes:
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Develop the topic thoroughly by selecting the most significant and relevant facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience's knowledge of the topic.
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented (e.g., articulating implications or the significance of the topic).
Research to Build and Present Knowledge:
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Apply grades 11-12 Reading standards to literature (e.g., "Demonstrate knowledge of eighteenth-, nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century foundational works of American literature, including how two or more texts from the same period treat similar themes or topics").
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