Reflection: Joy The Red Badge of Comprehension: Understanding Similes in Context - Section 1: Welcome & Introduction: It's The Start of African American Heritage Month


Aside from the reasons given above, I also provide Mindbenders because I find them fun. I am a game-player, and very much enjoy sharing that with my students. Additionally, I firmly believe that critical thinking skills are developed and honed through activities like this. In order to build student confidence, I deliberately chose a Mindbender that was on the "easy" side, providing they paid attention to the details, and avoided the distractors, not unlike answering a typical standardized test question, where details matter, and there is typically an answer worded to distract the test taker from the correct ideas.

The answer, of course, is none. There is no dirt in a hole, as a hole is the absence of dirt.

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The Red Badge of Comprehension: Understanding Similes in Context

Unit 10: Literacy: The Reality of It All--Realism in the American Story
Lesson 2 of 6

Objective: SWBAT interpret the figures of speech in context and analyze their role in Stephen Crane's "The Red Badge of Courage" through a close reading and discussion.

Big Idea: General Sherman may have said "War is Hell," but Stephen Crane's descriptive language proves it.

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English / Language Arts, Group Communication and Discussion, figures of speech, Stephen, simile, The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane
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