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Need a quick but comprehensive reading strategies exercise? Even your most reluctant readers will be engaged by the story of a nuclear reactor explosion at a top-secret Idaho base. After reading the short passage, learners answer nine multiple choice questions. The answer sheet includes detailed explanations of the strategies used to determine the correct response, which models how to approach reading assessments. Use the learning exercise as in-class practice or for homework.
Art Spiegelman’s graphic novel Maus provides an opportunity for class members to craft an essay in which they evaluate the literary devices used in the first graphic novel to win a Pulitzer Prize. The focus here is on how Spiegelman’s choices of visual symbols and words make his story so powerful. Instructions for individual and group activities are included. Although part of a longer unit, the plan can stand alone.
Uncover the connections between William Faulkner and Juan Rulfo's literature, especially between Absalom, Absalom! and Pedro Páramo. Background information is given on both authors, and topics such as patriarchy, race, and incest are treated. Though Rulfo never acknowledged a debt to Faulkner, this presentation looks at some interesting crossover. Go over this in a higher-level literature course while reading one of the two books mentioned.
"Ye who believe...List to a Tale of Love in Acadie." Longfellow's epic poem, "Evangeline," launches a study of tragic heroines, epic poetry, the expulsion of the Acadians from Canada, and their subsequent migration to Louisiana. The richly detailed plan includes accommodations, rubrics, extensions, and links to research sites.