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Teacher Resources by Grade
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When Less IS MoreUnderstanding Minimalist Fiction
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Five 50-minute sessions|
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  May 18
Students identify characteristics of Carver's work and compare them to other authors, as well as to literary minimalism. Students then write original poems or short stories in minimalist style.
Grades 9 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  July 21
Students examine the ways different authors treat the subject of war in their writing and compare and contrast using the Venn Diagram interactive.
Professional Library | Book
Rubenstein offers specific, classroom-tested strategies for teaching Raymond Carver's short stories and poems in the high school English classroom.