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Historical Context
Grade: 9-12
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One of the first pieces of information given to students when studying 1984 by George Orwell is the fact that the novel is heavily influenced by the reign of terror during World War II. Using these resources and activity ideas, students will instead discover where Orwell's ideas originated using two invaluable documents: both... VIEW FULL LESSON

Characters
Grade: K-8
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This lesson can act as an excellent formative assessment for Jack London's novel The Call of the Wild while simultaneously connecting with mathematics skills (particularly graphing). The attached worksheets are designed for the lesson to be administered after the whole book is completed, but the sheets can easily adjusted for... VIEW FULL LESSON

Concepts
Grade: 9-12
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With a substantial shift in focus from fiction to non-fiction texts, engaging and true stories are highly sought after in the modern classroom. John Krakauer’s Into the Wild offers a unique and enigmatic view of Chris McCandless, the college graduate who discarded his life within society and eventually met his demise in the Alaskan... VIEW FULL LESSON

Characters
Grade: 9-12
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As a coming-of-age novel, Jane Eyre focuses heavily on the development of Jane's personal values. This project is an excellent way to synthesize the novel as a whole, analyzing not only how Jane develops, but which characters affect the way she sees the world. Before going into the project itself, it is worth noting that it is... VIEW FULL LESSON

Symbolism
Grade: 9-12
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Anticipatory set: Students will list words that come to mind when they hear the word “romantic.” I will dispel this notion of romance and offer new contextualization for Romanticism.

Mini lesson: Students will review elements of Romanticism (handout). Afterwards, students will accurately identify key components of... VIEW FULL LESSON

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