Veterans Day Reading & Writing Unit

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Grade Levels
7th - 9th
Resource Type
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Pages
27 pages
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This excellent Veterans Day Unit is perfect for middle school and high school students! The unit focuses on Ernest Hemingway's "Soldier's Home" and connects his short story to our celebration of Veterans Day as we honor and remember all those who fought for our country. Students will hone their reading and writing skills, including using evidence and justification, as they learn more about this important topic.

INCLUDED IN THIS RESOURCE:

  • Vocabulary Preview Activity
    • Students preview vocabulary words from the text prior to reading - activity includes vocabulary boxes to fill in information that will help students remember the words, such as a picture or symbol and a sentence

  • Prove It Activity
    • Students prove a statement about the text using evidence and justification

  • Krebs Characterization Activity
    • Students list specific characteristics about one of the main characters and then support their claim by providing evidence from the text and justifying their reasoning

  • Background Information on Hemingway and Veterans Day
    • Background information to help students make connections in the unit

  • 10 In-Depth Discussion Questions on "Soldier's Home" and Veterans Day
  • Digital Version
    • Do you have remote learners? Use this digital version, which addresses the same learning standards and activities as the printable version

*PLEASE NOTE: This resource DOES NOT include a copy of the short story "Soldier's Home." However, you can find a copy of this story by doing an internet search for a full-text version.

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Total Pages
27 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite several pieces of 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 its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an 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 its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.

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