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Making One Out of Many: Willa Cather
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Making One Out of Many: Willa Cather

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Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Handout
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards
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About This Lesson

Of what use is the American flag in promoting national attachment? Explore the meaning of the flag as a symbol of the nation in Willa Cather's story, "The Namesake." Visit the following links for additional resources, including a study guide, biographical information, and a video discussion as editors Amy A. Kass, Leon R. Kass, and Diana Schaub discuss the story with scholar William Schambra. Aligned to Common Core State Standards: RL.9-10.1 , RL.9-10.2 , RL.9-10.3

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The_Namesake_Study_Guide.pdf

Handout, Worksheet
February 12, 2020
524.28 KB

Cather_The_Namesake.pdf

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February 12, 2020
461.38 KB

Standards

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.

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