Why I Live at the P.O. by Eudora Welty Quiz and Activities

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9th - 12th, Homeschool
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This product contains a lesson plan, writing activity, language study, graphic organizer, quiz, and character sheet for "Why I Live at the P.O." by Eudora Welty.


Complete Lesson Plan
Print and teach! This lesson plan includes standards, discussion notes, pre-reading and post-reading topics, as well as literary devices to highlight during the story discussions.

Writing Assignment
The writing assignment includes a graphic organizers for prewriting about the character of Sister. Ideas for uses are included as well as a final writing prompt.

Character Sheet
My students become confused with the characters; many of the characters share a name. I created a character list to guide students as they read.

Language Study
Discuss five samples of language that demonstrates realism. Answer keys included.

Genre Graphic Organizer
"Why I Live at the P.O." is a wonderful example of 'realism.' Students will look at the setting, conflicts, dialogue, and narrator's thoughts to understand the genre better. Answer key included.

Check for comprehension with this ten multiple-choice questions quiz. Answer key included.

I usually spend about three days teaching "Why I Live at the P.O." My lesson plan includes ideas for differentiating, as well as extension activities. None of the activities depend upon each other - use one or more pieces easily.

This short story bundle contains everything for teaching "Why I Live at the P.O."

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
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 the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.


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