1. This packet is filled with a post-reading pop quiz, three creative project based assignments, and a group activity that will lead the entire class in a review of several literary devices: Direct Characterization, Indirect Characterization, Tone/Mood, Sensory Imagery, Conflict, Foreshadowing, Personification, Hyperbole, and Symbolism. Technology is involved in almost every element of the unit. This is a wonderful engaging short story rich with detail and textual evidence.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.2 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.
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.3 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
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.4 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