Students will use textual evidence to analyze a short text. Students will use textual evidence to analyze mood. Students will write their own short story.
This analysis and activity for Neil Gaiman's "Nicholas Was..." is a great way to review, incorporate rigor, and add a twist to the holiday season!
In this activity, students will answer a few questions analyzing the deeper meaning and word choice of "Nicholas Was...". Then, students will use "Nicholas Was..." as inspiration for writing their own 100-word story.
This resource includes a teacher's guide (with links to the story and videos, as well as ideas for extension activities), a double-sided worksheet, and an answer key for the analysis questions.
You may also want to check out my Holiday Character Analysis Worksheet for ANY Novel. Each of these activities make for great reviews or independent literary stations.
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