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Teach your scholars to be literary analysts for Steinbeck's novella, The Pearl. Set of 4 close reading lessons that covers the most important passages in the book. The close reading lessons require students to read deeply to analyze how Steinbeck's diction, figurative language, symbolism, and characterization contributes to the greater themes of the novel.
These lessons are designed to help students develop deeper literary analysis in their writing! This packet provides sample responses, and the included answer key gives pointers on how to structure the close reads. There are sample sentence starters for EL/ struggling students. For my class, students use these close reading passages in their culminating essays. Students are able to deepen their analysis in their body paragraphs after completing these close readings.