Congratulations on your decision to use Daphne du Maurier’s classic dystopian tale “The Birds.” You will not be disappointed with your purchase. In this bundle, you will find a close-reading guide complete with answer key, a reading assessment complete with answer key, and a writing prompt complete with a full paragraph model. This will save you hours of time. Since this is quite a long story, these materials cover at least a five-day period.
Hint: Although Alfred Hitchcock’s film version is widely available, I think it is a little too graphic to show to my students. I, however, do show snippets that you can find on Youtube so that students can have a sense of the sound and movement (frenzy) of the birds. Also, I find it helpful to show students a few pictures:
1) Map of England (UK) and Cornwall Peninsula
2) Cornwall seascape scenes
3) Gulls and other birds mentioned in the story
4) du Maurier
5) Cornwall cottage
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Carolann Reznick~Literacy Rigor
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