Close reading is an integral part of teaching with the Common Core. Students need to know how to be analytic when reading texts and poems. Literature , Poetry , Close Reading. Add to cart. Wish List. English Language Arts , Reading , Literature. Show 9 included products. Students investigate the massacre! Buy a bundle and save a bundle!
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My lesson plans are very detailed. They expose students to many literary terms and devices, used to make a story come to life i. Theme, Conflict, Characterization, Similes, Foreshadowing, etc.
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Common Core Standards for reading. Literature , Reading Strategies , Close Reading. Novel Study , Printables , Literature Circles. This novel study was written by me with 5th or 6th grade students in mind. The limited text should put struggling readers at ease. In my opinion, fifth and sixth grade students should be able to understand the topic, with scaffolding. I have used this method with small groups of 5 to 8, paired stude. This will save your day! Here is a chapter-by-chapter summary along with a vocab word bank of words that could be tricky or confusing either in meaning or pronunciation.
If you're like me, it takes a lot of time to record valuable notes of guided reading chapter books as I read. Use this guide as y. Je l'ai French Vocab game. Have fun with this French vocab game. Let your class practice this great vocabulary review game! Vocabulary used are: school, numbers, food and clothing. They will be screaming Je l'ai before you know it! Includes game cards for all of the vocabulary. Tip: you may want to laminate them to keep them. Foreign Language , French.
Unit Plans , Activities , Games. This assignment has students look at the different perspectives of the My Lai Massacre. They read from Lt. William Calley, other soldiers who were involved, a letter from a citizens of My Lai, and look at a cartoon and newspaper front page. They will be asked to make three conclusions about each sou. Show More.
Not because of the overpowering beliefs of my surrounding society, but because my parents did not approve of him. Where I saw charm and wit, they saw a man undeserving of my love and affection. It is a heartbreaking feeling to feel as though you have to keep quiet about someone that you feel so passionately about. I would assume that Milun and his mistress felt the same; their undying love for one another kept them bonded even while they were forced apart.
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The Lais of Marie de France
There is undoubted love, and also distress, in Sir Orfeo , where Orfeo and his wife both express great emotions at the prospect of forced separation. When Heurodis has her first frightening encounter with the fairy king, she tears her hair and clothes and scratches her face The queen begins her explanation by saying that they have lived together in perfect happiness and mutual devotion:.
Allas, my lord, Sir Orfeo, Sethen we first togider were, Ones wroth never we nere; Bot ever ich have yloved the As mi liif and so thou me […] One might expect the ending to mirror the opening in expression of emotion, but in fact once the queen is won back from the fairy king, she is hardly mentioned again. The ending is concerned with the return of the king in disguise and his reunion with the faithful steward. Here love rather than passion is central to the plot, as Bruckner and Burgess commented on the anonymous French lays.
Sir Barnard hears of the beauty of the Empress of Almayn and arranges to see her with the help of Sir Trylabas, an ally of the Emperor whom Barnard has captured.
Trylabas swears loyalty to Barnard but plans to betray him. Barnard is disguised as a hermit; she gives him alms, including a ring , but says nothing of love. When she is falsely accused of adultery and condemned to be burned, Sir Barnard rescues her, disguised as a monk. The grateful Emperor is determined to reward the monk, even when he is revealed as the Earl, and the reunion of the two men is emotional:.
Togedur lovely can they kysse; Thereof all men had grete blysse: The romaunse telleth so […] He does not suffer particularly while waiting for the Empress. She was not unhappy in her first marriage, even if her husband seemed somewhat unworthy of her. In the end she and the Earl are able to marry and live happily ever after.
Which of these is the real moral Gower speaking? All of them, for the point is not that there is only one possible morally correct reading of the story but that to read morally is to remember mores — how people behave — for application later on when the situation calls for such examples. The writers seem keen to end with marriage, but much less interested in passion. Marie often finishes her lays with a comment on love and suffering.
She does not approve of Equitan, clearly. Chaitivel ends with an argument between the lady and the maimed knight about who suffers more, and about the person for whom the lay should be named. The English lays end very differently, usually with happy reunions and long-lasting marriages.
The lack of adultery in these poems makes the happy endings easier to achieve. A stronger case about central themes could be made for identity and recognition, family separation and reunion, unjust suffering, or loyalty and justice.