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"The Landlady" is a fantastic short story to use to to help teach foreshadowing and characterization!
This lesson plan includes an activating activity, pre-read vocabulary, during reading questions, post reading foreshadow and characterization charts, as well as a quiz and post reading narrative activity! There is also a comparing mediums worksheet for students to use with the 1979 film version of the story!
The worksheets with foreshadowing and characterization really help to get students back hunting through the text with their best inference skills!
ANSWER KEYS are INCLUDED for EVERYTHING! There is also an INCLUDED RUBRIC for the post reading narrative!
This lesson plan covers the following CCSS for 9/10, however, they are easily adaptable for 8th.
Key Ideas and Details:
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
Craft and Structure:
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation, establishing one or multiple point(s) of view, and introducing a narrator and/or characters; create a smooth progression of experiences or events.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:
Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment
Production and Distribution of Writing:
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
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