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O'Connor's Short Stories by Flannery O'Connor

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
After reading Flannery O'Connor's short stories, provide your high schoolers with these questions. You could use these to prompt higher level thinking for an upcoming test, or provide them as essay prompts. 
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Why Should You Read Flannery O’Connor?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
There is more to literature of the American South than Civil War battles and Scarlett O'Hara. A short video introduces viewers to the works of Flannery O'Connor and her world of unique characters that causes readers to consider the dark...
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Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find": Who's the Real Misfit?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss the characteristics of the literary genre known as "Southern Gothic". They write an analysis of the short story, "A Good Man is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Connor.
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Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find": Who's the Real Misfit?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read and analyze the short story, "A Good Man Is Hard to Find," by Flannery O'Connor. They write a one-page response, explore various websites, take an online interactive journey, and write a final assessment paper.
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A Good Man is Hard to Find

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students, in groups, read and analyze the short story, A Good Man is Hard to Find, by Flannery O'Connor. They present their findings tot he rest of the class and then connect the various themes discussed to outside material, events...
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Story vs. Plot

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students, after reading and discussing the two texts by Flannery O'Connor, "Good Country People" and "Greenleaf," analyze the plot, tone, characters, themes and setting in each story. They write their own short stories dealing with a...
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Symbol Beneath the Surface in "The Life You Save May Be Your Own"

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Learners identify the value of symbols in shorts stories and analyze Flannery O'Connor's use of symbolism. For this symbolism lesson, students complete a worksheet about symbols for cars. Learners answer questions about Flannery...
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A Modest Proposal: Irony Made Understandable with Rock and Roll

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Who doesn't love music? Poems and songs will engage your high school class in a discussion about irony. Use songs like "Rockin' in the Free World" or "Born in the U.S.A." to illustrate the ironic point of view. Print the lyrics so...
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A Lesson Before Dying: Symbols

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore the religious symbolism in A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines. Once your class has read through Chapter 21, lead them in a discussion about the way religious symbols make their way through the novel, and their impact on...
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Quotation Marks Exercise

For Students 5th - 9th
In this quotation marks learning exercise, students must edit sentences for quotation marks and underline words that should be italicized.
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I know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Essay Questions

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this literature worksheet, students respond to 15 short answer and essay questions about Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Students may also link to an online interactive quiz on the novel at the bottom of the page.
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Reference and Case of Pronouns

For Students 4th - 5th
In this interactive pronouns worksheet, students identify pronoun cases. Students complete ten multiple choice questions about pronouns.
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Carson McCullers: Loneliness and Frustrated Love

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine the themes of loneliness and frustrated love in the work of Carson McCullers. In this theme analysis lesson, students complete a comparison of patterns in the novels of McCullers as a part of a theme analysis.

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