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Reading "The Great Escape from Slavery of Ellen and William Craft"

This sequence of lessons is based on text-dependent questions that are answered through a close reading of the Smithsonian.com article, "The Great Escape from Slavery of Ellen and William Craft."

Lessons

  • Describe the impact text structure has on mood

    In this lesson you will learn to analyze a text’s structure by describing the impact that the structure has on mood.

  • Explain a character's motivation

    In this lesson you will learn to explain a character's motivation by analyzing the impact of traumatic events in the character’s life.

  • Determine the author's point of view

    In this lesson you will learn how to determine an author's point of view on characters by analyzing comparisons.

  • Analyze a character's actions and reactions

    In this lesson you will learn to understand a character by analyzing the character's actions and reactions.

  • Identify the tone of text

    In this lesson you will learn to identify the tone of a text by examining the author’s use of direct quotes.

  • Determine a central idea

    In this lesson you will learn to determine a central idea by examining recurring themes.

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