"The Rocking Horse Winner" Short Story Unit Guide

"The Rocking Horse Winner" Short Story Unit Guide
"The Rocking Horse Winner" Short Story Unit Guide
"The Rocking Horse Winner" Short Story Unit Guide
"The Rocking Horse Winner" Short Story Unit Guide
"The Rocking Horse Winner" Short Story Unit Guide
"The Rocking Horse Winner" Short Story Unit Guide
Common Core State Standards
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  1. This complete curriculum is designed for teaching British literature, and you will have a full year's worth of materials for teaching the canon of British literature from Britain's beginnings to today. Teach from Anglo-Saxon literature to Swift's satire to T.S. Eliot's existentialism. With each t
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This no prep "The Rocking Horse Winner" short story unit guide makes an excellent lesson for a British Literature course as it exemplifies the modern period of literature. The themes that emerge throughout the story – materialism, money, love, innocence, and family – truly do resonate with today's teens. Additionally, the unit provides opportunity for covering such skills at characterization, symbolism, theme across texts, research, and more.

Student Experience: Students begin by noting background information on the time period and concept of horse racing. Next, students read the text and complete a set of text-based reading questions. After reading, students review the plot, then dig more deeply into the text by looking at figurative language and the symbolism of names with a short research project. Last, you can have students look at a paired info text to make text-to-text connections and/or invite a guest speaker to help make text-to-world connections.

Included in this teaching bundle:

1) Guided lesson plan

2) Paired Informational text with questions

3) Common core standards

4) Comprehension questions with answers

5) Plot Review

6) Figurative Language

7) Link to info text article, text, and movie

8) Short research project (names of horses) with rubric

9) Suggestion and materials for inviting a guest speaker

10) Background notes

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Teaching Duration
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