Analyzing Language through Dialogue and Internal Monologue in "The Scarlet Ibis"

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James Hurst's short story "The Scarlet Ibis" provides eighth graders with an opportunity to sharpen their literary analysis skills. After a close reading of the text, class members highlight and annotate parts of the dialogue and internal monologues that reveal character traits of Doodle and his big brother.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Save paper and rather than printing copies of the short story for class members, share the story on Google Classroom and provide class members with the link
  • An audio version of the story is available online for those who need accommodations 
Classroom Considerations
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  • Presumes class members have experience analyzing literature and crafting expository essays
  • The provided link to Hurst's story does not work; however, it is available online
Pros
  • Provides background for learners about how writers' choice of diction and syntax in monologues is designed to develop readers' impression of the characters
Cons
  • None
Common Core