Defining Experiences

This Defining Experiences activity & project also includes:

Scholars read about the brightly colored flower in Eugenia Collier's short story, "Marigolds." They annotate the text and answer comprehension questions. As a concluding activity, pupils write about the author's use of diction, imagery, and other literary devices. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide small groups with a list of words and have them determine each word's denotation and connotation 
  • Invite learners to draw a picture of the story's setting 
Classroom Considerations

  • Required reading has a text complexity rating of complex

  • Combines several reading strategies, such as visualizing and note-taking
  • Offers tips for lesson differentiation 

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