74 page unit on the short story! NO "FLUFF": This unit focuses on LITERARY DEVICES, SKILLS APPLICATION, and LITERARY ANALYSIS. Unit includes reading guide questions and quizzes, vocabulary, literary analysis activities, and AP style tests and essays. Includes a sample essay.
* 17 READING/ANALYSIS SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS (based on Bloom's cognitive levels)
* 10 READING/LITERARY ANALYSIS MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS
* 8 FOCUSED ACTIVITIES (Individual or group work)
* 12 VOCABULARY WORDS (handout and quiz)
* 1 READER RESPONSE ESSAY QUESTION
* 1 FIVE-PARAGRAPH ESSAY PROMPT
* 1 AP STYLE PROMPT
* 2 AP STYLE PASSAGE TESTS (analysis/application of skills)
* EXAMPLE LITERARY ANALYSIS ON SHORT STORY
Editable Microsoft Word document files are included. Edit the materials to meet your needs. The Word files are version 2003 .docx files. Includes PDF files of all the materials as well.
EXCEL files of all quizzes included for easy upload to Socrative.com Electronic Quiz program.
DETAILED ANSWER KEYS: All questions, including short answer and essay analysis have detailed answer keys
STUDENT SAMPLE ESSAY ANALYSIS: could be used as a model essay to help students revise their own essays
HANDOUTS: designed to accommodate group work, independent study, and class discussions
OBJECTIVES: variety of prewritten objectives to choose from in order to cover all teaching styles and methods
ACTIVITY GUIDE QUESTIONS: includes these categories: Comprehension, Application, Analysis/Synthesis, Universal Theme, Reader-Response and Across the Curriculum/Subject Connection (based on Bloom’s cognitive levels) The Reader-Response questions could be used for timed and journal writing.
FOCUSED ACTIVITIES: can be used with the Activity Guide questions or as separate assignments. These focused activities are an extension of the questions used in the Activity Guide handouts for skills reinforcement.
VOCABULARY: designed so the students must pay close attention while reading in order to identify the words from the work. The Vocabulary quizzes are designed to assess whether the students have learned the basic definitions of the words.
TESTS AND QUIZZES: different levels of tests and quizzes. The multiple-choice tests assess both comprehension and application of basic skills. The passage tests have the same format and question design as the Advanced Placement Literature and Language tests.
Reader-Response paragraph writing assignments
Five-Paragraph Formula essay prompt-gives suggestions for the organization of each body paragraph in connection with a given theme
Advanced Placement style essay prompts-designed with the same structure as the Advanced Placement essay prompts on the AP tests.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SHORT STORY ESSENTIALS
Key Devices-allegory, allusions, apotheosis stage, characterization, connotation, denotation, diction, foreshadowing, paradox, parable, personification, point of view, oxymoron, metaphor, motif, realistic literature, simile, surrealism, symbolism, syntax, tone
ACTIVITY GUIDE QUESTIONS
Activity Guide Questions
Allusion: “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” by Bob Dylan
Characterization: Connie and Arnold Friend
Psychiatric Evaluation of Connie
Motifs and Finding Support
Significance of Title
Focused Activities Answer Keys
VOCABULARY FROM SHORT STORY
Plot and Analysis Quiz Multiple Choice (10 questions)
Passages with Multiple-Choice Questions (Advanced Placement format) (16 questions)
Analysis with Multiple-Choice Questions (Advanced Placement format) (10 questions)
Multiple-Choice Tests Answer Keys
Five-Paragraph Formula Essay: Symbols and Themes
Advanced Placement Essay Style Prompt
Example Advanced Placement Style Student Essay
Advanced Placement Essay Evaluation Rubric