The Interlopers Close Reading Assignment: This close reading assignment for “The Interlopers” is aligned with the common core state standards (reading literature and writing) and requires students to go back to selected passages from the text to read and closely analyze the conflict in the story (internal conflict, external conflict, character v. character conflict, and character v. nature conflict).
With an emphasis placed on close reading, students will gain a better understanding of Saki’s short story, as well as increase their understanding of conflict. Students will then be able to write a one-paragraph literary response that includes quotations and analysis.
This assignment includes:
– Suggested lesson plan
– 2 pages of close reading passages with space for student notes and quotes
– 1 differentiated writing task
– An annotation guide
– 2 rubrics for grading
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