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Capote’s rich language in “A Ride Through Spain” is a great resource to practice making inferences and drawing conclusions. The essay shows the funny, vulnerable side of Truman Capote as he learns to appreciate a different culture.
The lesson plan provides easy prep with:
brief context notes
PowerPoint guide to inferencing (12 slides)
Graphic organizers to develop inferencing skills with vocabulary,
characterization, tone, figurative language, and theme
Critical thinking questions lead students to draw conclusions.
A writing prompt (with prewrite page and rubric) make the situation relevant.
*Slides and the activities are saved as Word Documents and PDF format.
*An answer key has sample answers for all graphic organizers.
*A copy of the text is available to everyone online in The New Yorker magazine’s archives.