Clean and organized graphic organizers assist with the teaching of characterization and tracing the evolution (or lack thereof) of characters in Taming of the Shrew. Students not only work with appropriate characterization descriptors but support
Students apply their understanding of symbolism to the short story Cask of Amontillado by Poe. Student's have an opportunity for additional rigor in creating their own symbol. Tested in the classroom over time by a team of teachers. Clear,
Students look at the denotation of specific diction choices in the short story Cask of Amontillado by Poe and analyze how the word's dentotation influences the text. Clean, organized, and student friendly. Used by a team of teachers in the
Each reading quiz averages 10 or so questions. Each quiz is part multiple choice and part fill in the blank. Quizzes are designed to check for basic reading comprehension. The nature of the questions evades reading summaries available online. Keys
This study guide includes developed and thought-provoking questions for each chapter that move beyond level one thinking. Study guide prompts students to move into higher level thinking (Costas and Bloom's upper levels) analyzing, predicting,
Assignment tasks students to apply understanding of symbolism to the re-occuring symbol of the jar in the novel. Scoffolding techniques are used: students reflect on their own understanding and background knowledge before analyzing the symbol.
Assignment tasks students to apply their understanding of symbol and how the pink house functions as a symbolic sanctuary in the novel. Prompt is comprehensive, clear, and coherant. Assignment also includes a developed rubric for assessment
A clear and coherant graphic organizer that has students predict and reflect on each epigram used in the novel (at the beginning of each chapter). A scoffolding tool for pre and post reading for each chapter. Assists with students grasping themes,
This worksheet introduces for students what metaphors and similies are in a developed and coherant manner. Students then apply understanding of figurative language by completing sentences providing a simile and metaphor and then by making
Handout assists with the teaching and student learning of the use of context clues in order to draw a correct conclusion regarding an unknown or difficult word. Handout is clean and user friendly and is aimed at student engagement. CLOZE
Students apply their understanding of characterization in a clear and coherant manner. Each chapter G.O. features characters and the students are tasked with utilizing a characterization descriptor, searching for appropriate evidence from the novel
Suitable for the assessment of level one reading comprehension but sophisticated enough to escape students who are reading online summaries only. Clean, organized, student friendly. Easy to grade. Tested in the classroom over time by a team of
Clean and user friendly graphic organizer assists students in making the allegorical connections between elements of the Russian Revolution and Orwell's retelling in Animal Farm. Students are prompted to provide evidence from the novel and analyze.
Assists with student learning of the literary element mood. Students are also provided a starter list of words that all pertain to mood that are rich in connotation. Used in the classroom by a team of teachers over time in order to scaffold into
The graphic organizer is a clear way for student to reflect on certain elements of dramatic irony in each act. Students analyze how the element is dramatic irony and what the direct impact is of the dram. irony on the play/plot. (This G.O. is a
Worksheet is clean, organized and user friendly. Students look at imagery clues regarding the Characterization of Lennie and draw conclusions and create analysis as to how Lennie is characterized. Good practice worksheet prior to the administration