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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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