These homework assignments are originally part of our The Rime of the Ancient Mariner complete unit. We decided to sell this component separately and it includes the 38-page segment with 16 individual homework assignments. Certain homework assignments target key scenes, while other assignments review themes and motifs after they have been fully developed through close readings of the text.
Any of these sixteen assignments can just as easily be used in class as a review activity. They can be completed individually, with partners or in cooperative groups as students work to reference evidence from the text to support their arguments.
Most importantly, students continue to practice their close reading skills as every homework assignment requires students to return to the text or their notes; providing detailed examples or direct quotes to support their ideas and opinions.
The Word Document format allows you to adjust any part of the assignments to suit your teaching needs.
Homework titles included:
1. The Sounds of a Lyrical Ballad
2. The Mysterious Spirit
3. The Power of Prayer
4. The Mariner’s Influence
5. Symbols of Allegorical Importance
6. Significance of the Wind
7. Interpreting Tone
8. Analyzing Dialogue
9. Answering the Hermit’s Question
10. Comparing Two Moods
11. Understanding Allegory
12. What Manner of Person Art Thou?
13. A Letter from a sailor
14. A Letter from the Mariner
15. A Letter from the Pilot
16. A Letter from the Wedding Quest