From Electric English...
This powerpoint is a small part of a bigger unit, but, of course, if you have something already created that you would like to pair it with, the slideshow will stand on its own. These slides provide a visual and succinct way to dialogue with students about the ideas they will encounter during your lesson, and how these lessons connect with their real day-to-day lives. These particular questions focus on concepts and ideas the students should reflect upon while considering the life of Willa Cather and her work. And, yes, they are certainly applicable to Common Core Standards, but more importantly, these questions are just great teaching practices! Use them for what is best for you:)
NOTE: There is a FREE copy of "A Wagner Matinee" in my store under the heading, Short Story Analysis - A Wagner Matinee. Use it for whatever you need :)