A Lesson Before Dying: Figurative Language

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Visualize the rich imagery from Ernest J. Gaines's A Lesson Before Dying with a discussion about setting. Kids reflect on the setting and its impact on the story before writing about various events and characterization. For homework, they read the next few chapters of the book and consider Grant's actions during the Christmas program.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Couple the lesson with a discussion about setting from another book, short story, or poem

  • A great discussion to get readers through the more difficult parts of the novel
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