The Things They Carried Chapters 2 and 3 Unit {"Love" and "Spin"}

Angie Kratzer
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10th - 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
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This teaching unit for Chapters 2 and 3 of Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried deals largely with the use of the narrative mode in "Love" and "Spin." This resource is a continuation of The Things They Carried Background and Chapter 1 Unit. Both units are aligned with Common Core ELA Standards and the skill set required for AP English Language & Composition.

All materials are provided in both PDF and Google Slides.


Lesson 6: The Narrative Mode (Two+ Class Periods)

Accountability Quiz: “Love” and “Spin”

Student Handout M: The Narrative Mode

Student Handouts N1-N5: “Spin” Group Assignments

Teacher Notes for each Assignment

Student Handout O: Group Presentation Rubric

Student Handout P: Essay Rubric

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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
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.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.


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