Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart Unit: Critical thinking and writing assignments. This product includes worksheets, graphic organizers, writing assignments, etc. Topics include the author's use of figurative language, cultural aspects of the novel,
Four different graphic organizers that can be used to help students 6-12 compose argumentative writing. Included is an introduction organizer, body paragraph organizer, counterclaim organizer, and conclusion organizer. I have used these with special
This rubric makes grading high school writing fast and easy, adhering to the Common Core criteria outlined for argumentative and literary analysis writing.
The rubric incorporates easy checklists of what a student has successfully done and what is
Students will play out their own version of Orwell's Animal Farm, experiencing firsthand the parallels the novel makes to the Russian Revolution.
The unit culminates with a reflective essay assignment, asking students to analyze their simulation
A summative research extension task that aligns with Common Core standards. Students are asked to adapt the work by William Shakespeare studied in class (I used Much Ado About Nothing) by researching a specific era and then transforming the play to
This unit focuses on analysis of author craft through analytic and narrative writing. This unit includes reading guides that can be used for discussion or guided annotation, quizzes, grammar, narrative prompts, analysis prompts, and rubrics.
These questions can be used for guided annotation or discussion as you progress through the play.
Questions have page numbers to help guide students--page numbers correspond to Folger edition of the play.