The Things They Carried Common Core Aligned Literature Guide

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This The Things They Carried Literature Guide for grades 9-12 includes 151 pages of Common Core Standards Aligned activities, worksheets, quizzes, tests, and teacher resources for getting the most out of your teaching of Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried.

This Common Core Aligned Guide includes:

•List of Pre-Reading Activities for introducing themes and activating prior knowledge

•Historical Focus article on the Vietnam War and America in the 1960s with corresponding Comprehension Check questions.

•Informational Focus Pre-Reading Activity: Predictive Assessment
•American Policy in Vietnam by President Lyndon B. Johnson and response.

•Pre-Reading Literature Focus: Visual Poetry

•Informational Focus: Author Biography on Tim O'Brien with corresponding questions about the article

•Informational Focus: Evaluating O'Brien's Style with corresponding Comprehension Check questions

•Pre-Reading Discussion Questions and Notes for the Teacher

•Glossary of Military, Historical, and Geographical Vocabulary

•Vocabulary Lists with and without definitions

•Literary Inventory Lesson Plan for note-taking

•Comprehension/Analysis Questions for "The Things They Carried," "On the Rainy River," "How to Tell a True War Story," "Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong," "Speaking of Courage," "In the Field," "Ghost Soldiers," and "Lives of the Dead"

•Specific, focused activities and worksheets on Reading: Literature, featuring Literary Analysis activities for each section, including activities on Point of View, Selecting and Incorporating Textual Evidence in an Argument, Paradox, The Power of Syntax and Writer's Purpose, Genre-Meta-Fiction, Stream of Consciousness, Direct vs. Indirect Characterization, Defining and Understanding Nonlinear Narrative

•Specific, focused activities and worksheets on Reading: Language including Word Roots and Memes, Word Roots and Skits, Context Clues, Revising for Flow, Sentence Strips and Story Sequence, Selecting Effective Quotations, Vocabulary and Context Clues, Incorporating Quotations into Writing, Vocabulary and Round Robin Storytelling, "Bookend" Narratives

•Specific, focused activities and worksheets on Reading: Writing including Selecting and Incorporating Textual Evidence in an Argument, Revising for Flow, Sentence Strips and Story Sequence, Selecting Effective Quotations, "123" Essays, Incorporating Quotations into Writing, Vocabulary and Round Robin Storytelling

•Specific activity on Reading: Speaking and Listening: Marketing

•Reading and Vocabulary Quizzes on "The Things They Carried," "On the Rainy River," "How to Tell a True War Story," "Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong," "Speaking of Courage," "In the Field," "Ghost Soldiers," and "Lives of the Dead"

•Final Test

•Things I'd Carry Activity

•Essay Ideas

•Comparative Film Study

•Post-Reading Activities

•Teacher's Guide including Sample Agenda, Notes to the Teacher, Summary of the Novel, and three Project Rubrics

•Answer Key

ISBN 978-1-938913-73-0


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The Things They Carried Common Core Aligned Literature Guide
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The Things They Carried Common Core Aligned Literature Guide
The Things They Carried Common Core Aligned Literature Guide