Use the short story, “The Rules of the Game” (a short piece from Amy Tan’s novel, The Joy Luck Club), to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This two-day lesson plan includes a 7-question deep-thinking exercise (with detailed answer key, of course) and a creative writing assignment with specific literary techniques for the students to include in their own work of fiction.
This lesson is best for advanced middle school or high school students.
Download includes: 4-page PDF + Google Drive version of student handouts (uneditable)
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Please note: This short story lesson is included in my four-week Short Story Unit Plan. To avoid a double-purchase, please do not buy the item on this page if you also intend to buy the budget-priced short story bundle.
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