(Theme: The American Dream) Literature Passages for Interactive Journals

(Theme: The American Dream) Literature Passages for Intera
(Theme: The American Dream) Literature Passages for Intera
(Theme: The American Dream) Literature Passages for Intera
(Theme: The American Dream) Literature Passages for Intera
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What is The American Dream? How do author's convey this theme through stories? These three, original passages help students explore these questions and more. Best of all, these short passages fit directly inside of student journals. Students can highlight, underline, and annotate passages directly in their journals. Themes, comparing theme, character analysis, literary devices, inferences, and figurative language are all included in this document.

This is perfect for classroom review and homework.

ADDITIONAL THEMES
Click Here For Theme: Identity
Click Here For Theme: Doing the Right Thing

TOPICAL PRACTICE
Click Here For Topical Practice: Irony

Each of these original, high-interest stories teaches the theme of 'The American Dream', a common theme in middle school and high school literature.

BENEFITS:
*This resource provides MULTIPLE stories that teach the same theme. This helps students learn about a theme in depth.
*The passages are quick. Each story can be read in one or two class sessions. This is perfect for assessing student progress.
*They fit right inside of journals. No large bulky multiple copies of books are needed. Students can highlight, underline, and annotate the passages directly in their journals.
*They save hours of planning time. It takes time to read novels to determine which ones teach a specific theme. These short stories make lesson planning and student progress monitoring convenient.
*The document contains well-matched passages. The passages use the same tone, style, and professional writing techniques as award winning novels. It provides texts that match what students would use in their curriculum.
*The passages are original. They enable educators to see if students can truly closely read, analyze, and interpret text.

The passages are a convenient way to review literature skills and extend reading lessons. They are written using the same techniques as award winning authors. This enables students to practice close reading with stories that are similar to what they would read in literature or come across on an assessment. Questions are posed at higher levels of Bloom's Taxonomy to help students practice analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating what they read.

This document contains:
*Three short stories that can fit inside of journals
*Close reading questions
*An answer key
*Lesson ideas

STATE ASSESSMENT ALIGNMENT
Topics Covered:
Character Analysis
Themes
Comparing Themes
Figurative Language
Comparing and Contrasting Texts
Inferences
Plot Structure

COMMON CORE ALIGNMENT
Topics Covered:
RL.1 Inferences and Support Ideas With Evidence
RL.2 Theme
RL.3 Character Analysis
RL.4 Vocabulary and Literary Devices
RL.5 Plot Structure/Text Organization
RL.9 Compare How Authors Convey Theme


Additional Themes
Click Here For Theme: Identity
Click Here For Theme: Doing the Right Thing

Topical Practice
Click Here For Theme: Identity

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Teaching Duration
1 Week

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(Theme: The American Dream) Literature Passages for Intera
(Theme: The American Dream) Literature Passages for Intera
(Theme: The American Dream) Literature Passages for Intera
(Theme: The American Dream) Literature Passages for Intera
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