Salvation on Sand Mountain: Dialectical Journal, Project-Based Mini-Lessons

Salvation on Sand Mountain: Dialectical Journal, Project-Based Mini-Lessons
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Dennis Covington’s autobiographical book, Salvation on Sand Mountain is a fascinating literary work for the secondary classroom, both the regular education and the Honors/AP/Dual Enrollment classrooms. It is an excellent introduction to teaching the personal narrative essay. It also is an excellent method for making a current literary and cultural connection to prior learning concerning the Epic Quest.

Both the Introductory Project-Based Learning WebQuest group assignment and the Introductory WebQuest Presentation Project incorporate technology and public speaking as they appeal to a variety of learning styles.

• Cross-curricular to incorporate social studies (music, social studies, political science, and sociology) to introduce students to the historical and cultural context of the novel
• Gives students an opportunity to exercise their preferences among art, music, poetry, or photography
• Includes a handout for a Bio-poem characterization activity specific to this book with a sample Bio-poem


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 Symbolism and Epic Quest Cycle Evidence trackers are valuable close reading tools for focusing on those specific literary elements. Includes reproducible tracker templates

This package contains the following:
• Dialectical Journaling Notebook assignment handout
• Dialectical Journal grading rubric
• Sample journal entry handout
• Journaling entries handout template
• Symbolism tracker handouts
• Project-Based Learning Novel project handout
• Bio-poem Characterization activity handout with sample poem
• Introductory WebQuest Presentation project handouts
• The Epic Quest Cycle Evidence Tracker handouts
• Dennis Covington’s Spiritual Quest diagram handout
• PowerPoint and Oral Presentation grading rubric
Total Pages
16 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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