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Walk with Light: Guiding Students through the Conventions of Literary Analysis
by Judith Burdan
|Grades||7 – 12|
An experienced secondary and postsecondary teacher, Burdan shares some common misconceptions surrounding literary analysis and describes activities that help students understand "the play of language."
Burdan, Judith. "‘Walk with Light': Guiding Students through the Conventions of Literary Analysis." English Journal 93.4 (March 2004): 23-28.
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Working as career counselors for a literary character, students find a job for the character, prepare a resume, and design questions and answers to prepare them for a job interview.
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Unit
Students explore the connotations of the colors associated with the characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.