Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Heminway

Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Heminway

This is a perfect story for teaching subtext. Along with a lined copy of the story, there is a PowerPoint asking students to distinguish between text, context, and subtext. They must analyse key symbolism and choose between three short writing assignments.
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Of Mice and Men Complete Unit

Of Mice and Men Complete Unit

Complete unit pack with 4 pre-reading informational texts to build historical background (perfect for group presentations or gallery walks), vocabulary lists, character chart, dialect decoder, chapter reading questions of various depths of analysis, and summative essay prompt with rubric.
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Blank Task Cards

Blank Task Cards

3 sets of 24 blank task cards. Each set comes with custom front and back. Print, laminate back-to-back, and cut them out. They work best if cut out before and after laminating, although an extra time-consuming step. Use permanent marker and wash for re-use!
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The Sniper by Liam O'Flaherty

The Sniper by Liam O'Flaherty

For KS3: Lesson with handout pre-reading questions, text, and post-reading discussion questions. PowerPoint includes vocabulary and lesson on varying sentences lengths for pacing and creating tension, reviewing participles and introducing students to mentor sentences.
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There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradbury

There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradbury

PowerPoint including vocabulary for dictionary races; review of personification; discussion questions; table to identify and interpret uses of personification; short writing prompt. Printable graphic organiser handout to correspond to personification table.
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Book Group Discussion Record

Book Group Discussion Record

To help pupils increase their depth of analysis during discussion, provide textual evidence to encourage close reading, and record what has been discusses for future reference. Handout can be used for any text length, poetry or prose, on-going literature circles or short term group work.
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Creative Writing Unit

Creative Writing Unit

PowerPoint to introduce students to basic elements of creative fiction; graphic organisers for character development, plot graphs and storyboarding; peer review activity; and student checklist.
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Harlem by Langston Hughes

Harlem by Langston Hughes

This PowerPoint and foldable activity explicitly demonstrates to students the difference between paraphrasing and analysis. It breaks down the poem line by line, analysing each use of imagery in the poem, culminating in a PEEL paragraph writing prompt.
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Make a Metaphor Task Cards

Make a Metaphor Task Cards

Task cards and graphic organizer for students to practice distinguishing between the three literary devices, as well as identifying the tone of each one. They use the mentor sentences, or sentence frames, to create their own version of the literary device while conveying the tone identified. These task cards can be used as an application activity in pairs or groups; as a timed activity during a stations rotation; or ask exit tickets (without the graphic organizer).
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Gothic Horror Unit Plan and Resources

Gothic Horror Unit Plan and Resources

4 week unit plan with referenced readings, activities, and PowerPoint. Excerpts include: Dracula, Frankenstein, The Castle of Otranto, The Red Room, The Tell-Tale Heart, and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Focus on imagery and its effects.
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Of Mice and Men Complete Unit

Of Mice and Men Complete Unit

Complete unit pack with 4 pre-reading informational texts to build historical background (perfect for group presentations or gallery walks), vocabulary lists, character chart, dialect decoder, chapter reading questions of various depths of analysis, and summative essay prompt with rubric.
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Close Reading Task Cards

Close Reading Task Cards

These task cards are intended to be used with any fiction text: poem or prose. Print them and cut them out; they are intended to be two-sided, with a colorful number on one side and a corresponding close reading question on the flip side, and then laminated. They are best used in groups or stations, as the questions are of varying depths of analysis. Sentence frames are provided as supports on many cards.
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The Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl

The Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl

Along with a lined copy of the story, there's a PowerPoint that focuses on characterization, drawing inferences while providing textual evidence, and generating hypotheses. Students are asked to identify plot twist.
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Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Heminway

Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Heminway

This is a perfect story for teaching subtext. Along with a lined copy of the story, there is a PowerPoint asking students to distinguish between text, context, and subtext. They must analyse key symbolism and choose between three short writing assignments.
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The Tell-Tale Heart by

The Tell-Tale Heart by

PowerPoint breaks down key vocabulary and poses discussion questions. Handout has comprehension questions, analysis of textual evidence, interpretation of similes, short writing prompt.
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