An entertaining frame narrative that is useful for teaching students to analyze text for the purpose of understanding character. This lesson includes a side-by-side text and questions for students. The teacher key is formatted the same way. The summative assessment requires students to write a twelve-line poem that describes the protagonist.
Get the image of a personal response dialectical journal out of your mind! Students are required to make literary responses to selected readings over H. H. Holmes in Erik Larson's book about the Chicago World's Fair. Students will peer evaluate each other's journal entries, using rubrics that are included.
A standards-based quiz, this assignment will work as a guided reading assignment or as a cold-read assignment. Ten multiple choice questions, three of which are over a specific passage included on the handout, make up this quiz. The quiz is over the two chapters entitled "The Necessary Supply" and "Becomingness."