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Narrative Structure and Perspectives in Toni Morrison's Beloved

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Narrative Structure and Perspectives in Toni Morrison's Beloved

Grades 11 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Charles Weinberg

Champaign, Illinois


National Council of Teachers of English


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