Pearl Teacher Edition

Inside the Curriculum

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Summing Up the Plot is a convenient teacher’s guide to the selection, providing a bulleted, page-for-page summary. This will serve as a good memory aid as you return to the selection each time you teach it.

Getting Started is a springboard to the selection. An activity, a question, or intriguing information enables the teacher to generate broader student interest.

Blueprint for Reading

Background Bytes provides useful and interesting information that may be drawn from biographical information, history, science, geography, or other appropriate disciplines.

Into the Selection parallels textbook material and both clarifies and elaborates upon the discussion of theme. It serves as a guide to helping students analyze thematic content. Theme may be very difficult for many students. This fuller explanation enables you to point to specific thematic elements in the selection.

Focus narrows attention to the featured literary component, and expands the discussion of writing, style, tone, and language. Here you will find insightful teaching hints and thoughtful questions. Focus helps your students understand the target skill being taught.

Analyzing Poem Sample