This lesson is part of a larger unit on "Coming of Age" novels. In this unit, students focus on the strategies of asking questions and making inferences, and they also gain familiarity with characterization analysis and analysis of theme.

In today's lesson, students will use a graphic organizer to practice identifying indicators of themes in Alice Walker's short story, "Everyday Use," in addition to identifying indicators of themes in their literature circle novels. Inside, you will find a detailed lesson plan, customizable student notes, and an overhead transparency of the graphic organizer for use with the lesson.

This resource is part of the Coming of Age Unit collection.

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This lesson is part of a larger unit on "Coming of Age" novels. In this unit, students focus on the strategies of asking questions and making inferences, and they also gain familiarity with characterization analysis and analysis of theme. In today's lesson, students will use a graphic organizer to practice identifying indicators of themes in Alice Walker's short story, "Everyday Use," in addition to identifying indicators of themes in their literature circle novels. Inside, you will find a detailed lesson plan, customizable student notes, and an overhead transparency of the graphic organizer for use with the lesson. This resource is part of the Coming of Age Unit collection.
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Students will complete their Do Now, Introduction to New Material and Guided Practice on this worksheet. This resource is part of the Coming of Age Unit collection.
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This overhead transparency is for use with Lesson 13 of the Coming of Age Unit. Here you will find an enlarged version of the "Identifying Theme" graphic organizer for use with the projector. * Please note that this graphic organizer is identical to the one used with Lesson 11. If you are working through the unit plan in the intended order, there is no need to recreate this overhead transparency. This resource is part of the Coming of Age Unit collection.
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Students can use this study guide to prepare for the Unit Assessment, scheduled for Lesson 15. This resource is part of the Coming of Age Unit collection.
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