Students read and analyze the play, "Our Town." They read and discuss each act, answer discussion questions, and take a quiz for each act of the play.
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The Concept of Identity Lesson 1: Close Reading/Socratic Seminar
John Knowles' A Separate Peace provides readers with an opportunity to develop their close reading and analytical skills as they look for what Knowles feels are the factors that shape our identity.
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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7th - 9th English Language Arts
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7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed