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Concepts
Grade: 9-12
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This lesson examines whether or not the titular character from Shakespeare's play Othello fits the criteria of a tragic hero as set by Aristotle in his notorious book about dramatic theory, Poetics.
Before reading Othello, students should become familiar with the qualities of a tragic hero as outlined in the document... 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

Symbolism
Grade: 9-12
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Many of Edgar Allan Poe's works can be considered allegorical. The most common definition of allegory is when a work has a hidden meaning that is revealed through examining a text. When these various symbols, characters, events, and locations come together to show a singular message, the text can be considered an allegory. "The Masque of the... 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

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