The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Midterm Exam

We have an exam on Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao available in our Teachers Pay Teachers store.

The exam can be given orally or in written form. Students will need to show a depth of understanding of tricky subjects in order to score well. The teacher can allow them to use their texts during the exam in order to supply sufficient textual evidence.

The Great Gatsby Teaching Unit

We have a complete teaching unit for The Great Gatsby available in our Teachers Pay Teachers store.

This unit can be used over the course of 4-6 weeks. Students will close-read, do a ton of writing, and apply nonfiction research to the study of Fitzgerald’s masterpiece.

This hits all Common Core Anchor Standards and provides excellent skill development for your students.

Hamlet: The Concept of Performance

We have a new PowerPoint lesson available in our Teachers Pay Teachers Store. It is titled “Hamlet: The Concept of Performance.”

The lesson focusesĀ on the significance of performance in the play “Hamlet”.

The mousetrap is just one example of performance. A close-read of the text allows the reader to see that any number of characters could be acting. This brings up metaphysical questions as to why we MUST perform in society, and how our performance dictates how we will be treated.