Suspense is an element that captures an audience's attention. In this engaging common core-aligned reading unit, students will examine the various methods four authors use to make their stories suspenseful. The unit is built around four core texts:
Grading essays and providing students with meaningful feedback is time consuming. This resource allows teachers to read essays and use a number system to quickly provide students with descriptions and examples for revision.
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Socratic Seminars are an engaging way to have students wrestle with challenging texts and ideas, but they can be difficult to assess. This resource has students compose a quick write prior to the discussion to allow them to get their ideas down on