Poison by Roald Dahl Quiz, Mentor Sentences, Graphic Organizer, Lesson

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Teaching the popular short story "Poison"? This product contains a lesson plan, writing activity, mentor sentences, quiz, and point of view graphic organizer for "Poison" by Roald Dahl.

Included in this file for "Poison":

→ Editable 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.

→ A writing assignment that 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.

→ Scaffolded mentor sentences: I have included TWO sets of mentor sentences for differentiation. Each set pulls sentences from "Poison." One set asks students to identify the underlined clause - dependent or independent. The second set asks students to identify the type of sentence - simple, compound, complex, or compound-complex.

→ A graphic organizer: "Poison" is told in first person point of view. What are all the characters' perspectives though? How would the story be different if it were told in third person?

→ A quiz in multiple formats. Check for comprehension with this ten multiple-choice questions quiz. Five analytical questions are included too.

I usually spend about two days teaching "Poison." 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.

Both editable and non-editable versions of the activities are in this set for "Poison."

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
Explain the function of phrases and clauses in general and their function in specific sentences.


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