A Separate Peace Common Core Aligned Novel Study Teaching Guide
A Separate Peace Common Core Aligned Novel Study Teaching Guide
A Separate Peace Common Core Aligned Novel Study Teaching Guide
A Separate Peace Common Core Aligned Novel Study Teaching Guide
A Separate Peace Common Core Aligned Novel Study Teaching Guide

A Separate Peace Common Core Aligned Novel Study Teaching Guide

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This guide is an entire ready-to-use, complete unit of study for A Separate Peace. This guide has everything from pre-reading activities to post-reading assessment tools, and everything in-between. Perfect for student-directed distance learning or homeschooling, however, this product is a PDF only and will need modification for use in Google Classroom.

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This teaching resource for A Separate Peace includes 93 pages of student coursework aligned with the Common Core State Standards for ELA as well as the NCTE/IRA National ELA Content Standards in English for grades 9-12. 

Here's what Jo Ann M. said about this A Separate Peach teacher guide: I used parts of this with my advanced 9th graders, and it went so well that this year, I am changing my lesson plans to use more of the activities. It was easy to follow and helped the students drill deeper into the text. Thanks!

This A Separate Peace Literature Guide includes:

  • Pre-Reading Ideas and Activities
  • Pre-Reading Activity: Thematic Literary Elements
  • Author Biography: John Knowles with Comprehension Questions
  • Informational/Historical Focus: Historical Context - The Beginnings of World War with Comprehension Questions
  • Informational/Cultural Focus: Dealing with Grief, Trauma, and Guilt with Comprehension Questions
  • Allusions, Terminology, and Expressions
  • Vocabulary List
  • Note-Taking and Summarizing Chart for each section
  • Comprehension and Analysis Questions for each section
  • Common Core Reading: Literature Focus on:
    • Time and Text Structure
    • Language and Tone
    • Theme
    • Characterization
  • Common Core Language Focus on:
    • Vocabulary in Context
    • Spelling, Capitalization, and Punctuation
    • Word Origins - Etymology
    • Clauses
  • Quizzes for each section
  • Vocabulary Quizzes for each section
  • Final Exam: Multiple Choice
  • Vocabulary: Final Test
  • Sample Agenda
  • Notes for the Teacher
  • Bibliography
  • Summary of the Novel
  • Vocabulary List with Definitions
  • Post-Reading Activities and Extension Activities
  • Essay/Writing Ideas
  • Journal Prompts
  • Project Rubrics
  • Response to Literature Rubric
  • Answer Key

Alexandra Stahlecker said: I've bought guides from Secondary Solutions (Simply Novel) before, and I love them! They are so full of different worksheets and activities, that I don't have to worry about my students not having anything to do. Love it!