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Great Expectations Explanatory Essay

Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Activity, Handout
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Common Core State Standards
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These help students work through writing an explanatory essay analyzing how Dickens shows Pip’s fear and creates an atmosphere of tension in the opening chapters of Great Expectations.May also be used for 11th and 12th graders. Aligned to Common Core State Standard: RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.7

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Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment (e.g., Auden’s “Musée des Beaux Arts” and Breughel’s Landscape with the Fall of Icarus).

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July 04, 2016
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January 30, 2016
Fantastic resource with an excellent range of tasks. Thanks!
SML Member
November 09, 2010
Awesome.
You have saved me so much time; muchos grassy ass!
SML Member
June 03, 2010
Great resource- thank you.
Just what I was looking for and was about to create mself.
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January 21, 2010

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