Tuesday, June 21, 2016

"Self-Reliance" and "The American Scholar" by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Included in this unit:

- 17 Task cards for excerpts from “Self-Reliance” and “The American Scholar” with student answer sheet and answer key. Questions require close reading, analysis, and personal connection. This activity can be done with a partner or individually. All you have to do is run one copy of the task cards and put them at various stations around the room. Students can rotate to stations. You could also print one copy per partnership or per student if you wish.

- Final test in 2 versions where the answers are scrambled. (13 Multiple-choice, 9 True/False, and 1 short essay) Students also annotate transcendental qualities in a poem by Emerson that they have not read already. 

- Editable PowerPoint of the test in case you wish to make changes.

- Optional activity defining transcendentalism.

- Step-by-step instructions for each day.

This is a great way to have students delve into the complex texts of Emerson.

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