The Things They Carried Complete Unit BUNDLE - O'Brien - Vietnam War Activities

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Angie Kratzer
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I love how this was organized and how detailed it is. I felt like it hit on all the concepts of the novel I wanted my students to take away from it.
I used this resource for my novel study with my intensive reading class. The activities and resources for each section of the book were easy to use and navigate throughout the entire unit.

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    This 190-page bundle of ten resources is everything you will ever need to dive in to Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried. It includes 17 detailed lesson plans and accompanying assessments, writing exercises, and handouts.

    It is designed for students in AP English Language & Composition, dual enrollment, college freshman composition, or a Common Core-aligned American literature class. The unit addresses skills needed for AP English Literature & Composition and is tightly aligned with Common Core State Standards. Each unit focuses on one rhetorical mode and deals with rhetorical strategies, rhetorical devices, and literary devices.

    All materials are now provided in both PDF and Google Slides.

    Recent Review:

    "If Angie Kratzer makes it, you had better buy it and put it in your lesson rotation! This is such a fantastic unit. My Lang kids loved it and they got so much out of the novel because of the carefully crafted lessons here. Thank you, Angie, for your awesome work here! This was money well spent!" Ninia

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    The Things They Carried Reading Test

    The Things They Carried Background and Chapter 1 Unit

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

    The Things They Carried Chapter 4 Unit {"On the Rainy River}

    The Things They Carried Chapters 5, 6, and 7 Unit {"Enemies," "Friends," and "How to Tell a True War Story"}

    The Things They Carried Chapters 8 and 9 Unit {"The Dentist" and "Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong"}

    The Things They Carried Chapters 10, 11, 12, and 13 Unit ("Stockings," "Church," "The Man I Killed," and "Ambush")

    The Things They Carried Chapters 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19 Unit ("Style," "Speaking of Courage," "Notes," "In the Field," "Good Form," and "Field Trip")

    The Things They Carried Chapters 20, 21, and 22 ("The Ghost Soldiers," "Night Life," and "The Lives of the Dead")

    BONUS MATERIAL: You get my 58-page 7 Rhetorical Modes! Since roughly half of the resource is already embedded in this unit for The Things They Carried, it seems only fair that you should not have to pay for these materials.

    These resources are included in AP English Language & Composition Product BUNDLE

    Ways to Use This Bundle

    ⭐️Move straight through the book from start to finish and teach all book content and all rhetorical modes.

    ⭐️Short on time? Select specific chapters you want to teach and pull those units.

    ⭐️Use the done-for-you lesson plans for administrator lesson plan turn-in requirements.

    ⭐️Supplement your own unit with activities and writing prompts from this bundle.

    Total Pages
    190 pages
    Answer Key
    Teaching Duration
    1 month
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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, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
    Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.
    Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).
    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful.
    Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.


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