Use the short story, “The Rules of the Game” (a short piece from Amy Tan’s novel, The Joy Luck Club), to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This two-day lesson plan includes a 7-question deep-thinking exercise (with detailed answer key, of course) and a creative writing assignment with specific literary techniques for the students to include in their own work of fiction. As a bonus, there’s also a short media clip to enjoy when all of the writing work is done!
This lesson is best for advanced middle school or high school students.
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