Elie Wiesel’s autobiographical novel Night is one of the most emotionally affecting books I have ever taught. These versatile activities in this 10-page unit may be used individually or as a unit to enrich your lessons and to encourage close reading.
• A Daily Close Reading “Exit Slip” activity for in-class reading of the novel. Includes instructions and a reproducible form for recording and sharing impressions of each day’s reading
• The Dialectical Journal is an easily modified close-reading assignment for different age groups and class levels. Includes reproducible templates for journaling handouts, a sample journaling entry, and a grading rubric
• The Project-Based Learning group PowerPoint assignment incorporates technology as it appeals to a variety of learning styles as it gives students an opportunity to exercise their preferences among art, poetry, or photography. Includes a handout for a Bio-poem characterization activity specific to this novella with a sample Bio-poem
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12