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Become a Character: Adjectives, Character Traits, and Perspective
Students '' become'' one of the major characters in a book and describe themselves and other characters, using lists of accurate, powerful adjectives.
Word Maps: Developing Critical and Analytical Thinking About Literary Characters
Students read '' After Twenty Years'' by O. Henry, use a word map to identify characters' qualities or traits, discuss the characters' feelings and actions, and reflect upon these in journals.
Introducing the Essay: Twain, Douglass, and American Non-Fiction
In this lesson, from EDSITEment, students read and analyze essays by Frederick Douglass and Mark Twain. They explore the various methods for writing essays and their basis in rhetorical tradition. They also learn effective strategies for writing essays and argumentative prose. They study the persuasive appeals of ethos, logos, and pathos, and then apply these rhetorical strategies to essay writing projects of their own.