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Literary Characters on Trial: Combining Persuasion and Literary Analysis

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Literary Characters on Trial: Combining Persuasion and Literary Analysis

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Eight 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Jacqueline Podolski

Milwaukee, Wisconsin


National Council of Teachers of English


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October 20, 2012

What a great lesson plan...Thank you!


Kris Woolsey

January 28, 2012

I was looking for an alternative to debate to use with The Giver. This is perfect! The materials and assessment are well-organized. I will modify it to add real-world research to the arguments so that students make connections beyond the book. A very open-ended and usable unit.


Toni Mullins-Staker

April 06, 2011



Lynn Dawson

April 21, 2010

This is so great! I can not wait to try this with a class.



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