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Sharp Secondary Literacy

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By Sharp Secondary Literacy
In this resource, you will find 18 discussion questions that might be useful for sparking discussions after a unit on The Poet X. I could also see this being used for a book club-style discussion. The questions are arranged in chronological order
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Cultural Activities, Novel Study, Study Guides
$2.00
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By Sharp Secondary Literacy
This is a poetry close reading of a poem from Gwendolyn Brooks titled "To Those of My Sisters Who Kept Their Naturals." The skill focus of this worksheet is theme development, and the lesson includes a first reading (with a focus on key ideas and
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Handouts, Homework
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2
$1.00
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By Sharp Secondary Literacy
A quiz using character and quote identification to ensure that students understood the plot and characterization within these scenes.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (0.05 MB)
By Sharp Secondary Literacy
This resource is a close reading from an excerpt in Ch. 29 of the Handmaid's Tale, analyzing how Luke and Offred's relationship shifted in power dynamics after the society stripped women of control over their finances.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Homework
$1.50
Digital Download PDF (0.09 MB)
By Sharp Secondary Literacy
This handout takes students through a close, critical look at the January 2019 Launch Speech given by Kamala Harris. Students are guided through the text with text-dependent questions, and a graphic organizer to analyze the use of ethos, pathos, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Civics
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Minilessons
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.5, RI.9-10.6, RI.9-10.7
$1.00
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By Sharp Secondary Literacy
This is a brief close reading activity that provides a contrast between Jane Eyre and Bertha Mason in their first encounter.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Homework
CCSS:
CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.10
$2.00
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By Sharp Secondary Literacy
Poetry close reading of "The Young Housewife" by William Carlos Williams
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Homework
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (0.05 MB)
By Sharp Secondary Literacy
Close Reading worksheet for the Handmaid's Tale Historical Notes section
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.10
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.07 MB)
By Sharp Secondary Literacy
Close reading of W.E.B. DuBois description of double consciousness.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Activities, Handouts
$1.00
Online Resource
Google Docs™
By Sharp Secondary Literacy
Short excerpt on the philosophical underpinnings of examining sports as an aesthetic.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Physical Education
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.4
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.04 MB)
By Sharp Secondary Literacy
Comprehension questions for Ch. 1-6 in Ernest Gaines's A Lesson Before Dying
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.09 MB)
By Sharp Secondary Literacy
Close Reading guided questions for Romeo and Juliet, Act 4, Scene 1-3. Common Core aligned utilizing the Core Standards for Literature.
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5
FREE
4
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By Sharp Secondary Literacy
Poetry Close Reading of a sports-themed poem.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Physical Education
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.10
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.07 MB)
By Sharp Secondary Literacy
This handout is a close reading workshop that utilizes the slave narrative of Olaudah Equiano to have students examine word choice. The lesson contains an AWQ (annotating with a question in mind) framework for marking the text, text-dependent
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Black History Month
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literature Circles, Handouts
CCSS:
RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.10, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
FREE
2
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By Sharp Secondary Literacy
This lesson handout has two excerpts from autobiographies of two prominent African American freedom fighters. Students practice a guided annotation strategy and PSAT Reading skills through the text-dependent questions provided.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4, RH.9-10.1, RH.9-10.2
FREE
2
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By Sharp Secondary Literacy
This resource takes student through a closer analysis of Friar Lawrence's monologue in Act 2, scene 3 of Romeo and Juliet. Students are guided through looking at examples of imagery, figurative language, and the thematic focus of young love's folly
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Close Reading, Drama
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Literature Circles, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.10
FREE
1
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By Sharp Secondary Literacy
This is a close reading of Nina Simone/Weldon Irvine's song, "Young, Gifted, and Black." There are PSAT reading skills aligned questions, as well as three distinct readings of the song using the close reading process. Possible uses: Novel study on
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4
FREE
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By Sharp Secondary Literacy
This handout can be used as an introduction or review of rhetorical techniques. Students are given brief excerpts from written/spoken text, and are led to analyze the primary rhetorical techniques used in each text.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Civics
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Minilessons
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.30 MB)
By Sharp Secondary Literacy
This resource was originally intended to accompany a study unit for A Raisin in the Sun. This is a lesson that I used to closely analyze Gwendolyn Brooks's poem, "To Those of My Sisters Who Kept Their Naturals," in order to equip my students with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Black History Month, Drama
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.10
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.15 MB)
By Sharp Secondary Literacy
This resource guides students through a study of Phillip Williams's poem, "Declaration," which was written for Chicago Magazine in honor of National Poetry Month. The poem's thematic focus is the dual nature of Chicago, a city deeply divided by
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Black History Month
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Cultural Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.10
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.10 MB)
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