Through the Tunnel by Doris Lessing - Print & Digital

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Grade Levels
8th - 9th
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  • Google Drive™ folder
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This weeklong lesson on the coming of age short story "Through the Tunnel" by Doris Lessing can be printed, used digitally, or a combination of the two. All resources are Google Drive resources (primarily Google Docs unless otherwise noted as Google Slides, Google Forms, etc.). These resources include support for struggling readers and writers and/or special education students, such as graphic organizers and sentence frames and suggested transitions for writing.

This lesson focuses on the skills of theme, symbolism, and imagery. Terms covered include: symbol, public symbol, personal symbol, setting, imagery and theme.


*Note taking Google Slides with guided practice

*Vocabulary homework (print & Google Form versions)

*Vocabulary quiz (print & Google Form versions)

*Reading guide

*Constructed response prompt (Google Slides)

*Constructed response form with suggested transition & rubric

*Highly structured constructed response for struggling writers

*Usage guide

*Common Core standards

*Answer keys

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Total Pages
10 Files
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.


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