The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Critical Thinking & Writing Activity Pack, Gr. 6-12

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The Steadfast Tin Soldier is an often overlooked tale that was originally written for children, but has been analyzed for years by critics for its many themes ranging from politics, love, socioeconomic status and more. THIS COMMON CORE UNIT is IDEAL for middle and high school students grades 6 through 12, this packet is a PERFECT SCAFFOLD, with close reading and critical thinking questions that prepare students to write an essay. Our “Rewrite the Ending” activity is also chock full of critical thinking activities, including a pre-write and an activity where students write about their own process and writing decisions. We also think you’ll enjoy the rubric and two corresponding writing samples that provide students the opportunity to compare and contrast the samples against each other and an analysis sheet before it’s time to start their own outline.

In this very organized 47-page pack, 3-Major-Activity Package you will receive:

• MAJOR ACTIVITY Close Reading, Critical Thinking, and Comprehension
• Answer KEY
• MAJOR ACTIVITY – Rewrite the Ending: Teacher and Student Handout, Pre-Write, Alternate
Ending, Rewrite (Lined and Unlined), Discussion Questions about Writing

• MAJOR ESSAY ACTIVITY – This activity is really several activities in one, all specially created to
prepare students for facility in writing a nuanced essay.

This includes overviews for both,Teacher and Student, directions, a rubric, a comparison activity with two writing samples so students may discern writing expectations, and a prewrite sheet (organizer) for the essay.

• The full story “The Steadfast Tin Soldier” is included for your convenience.

• All Applicable Common Core Standards, broken down by each activity.

• Freebie, secret handout for you our customer in thanks for your purchase.

We SINCERELY hope you love this product. CHECK out our PREVIEW TO SEE MORE. Your students will learn a lot, and we hope this is a story they will cherish for years to come.

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The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Critical Thinking & Writing Act
The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Critical Thinking & Writing Act
The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Critical Thinking & Writing Act
The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Critical Thinking & Writing Act