This writing prompt and outline accompanies Shirley Jackson's short story 'The Lottery'. The prompt has students examine tradition as a means of justification for the collective murder in the story.
The outline guides students through the Jane
This Prezi presentation takes students step-by-step through a brainstorming process in order to get them engaged and excited about writing. The end product will be a creative non-fiction piece based off of a student's memory.
This product is an adaptation from my regular Literature Circle sheets, specifically designed to be used with 'The Odyssey'.
With this product you get the following roles: Artistic Director, Line Director, Vocabulary Director and Summary
On the first day of this assignment, students read the story "Click Clack the Ratlle Bag" as bell work. Students do nothing with the story until the end of class. Then they test their memory and comprehension skills. After a second 'reading' of the
This product contains one question reading checks for Ayn Rand's novella, 'Anthem'. I use these to ensure that students have read.
This document also contains a close reading with three questions from chapter one.
The Zombie Survival Essay has students examine and research the relationship of a specific society during a zombie outbreak. The students select three specific qualities of specific societies and how these qualities can affect the outbreak. Some
This is a five page hand out that guides students through a close reading and annotation process using Nathaniel Hawthorne's 'Wives of the Dead'.
'Wives of the Dead' is an excellent story to help readers learn the importance of close reading,
This assignments requires students to create a modern day retelling of one of the 'episodes' or books of 'The Odyssey'.
Students are encouraged to create a retelling in any format that they wish but are also instructed to carefully follow the plot