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Reading "Elizabeth Van Lew: An Unlikely Union Spy"

This sequence of lessons is based on text-dependent questions that are answered through a close reading of the Smithsonian.com article, "Elizabeth Van Lew: An Unlikely Union Spy."

Lessons

  • Describe a character by summarizing details

    In this lesson you will learn how to describe a character by summarizing important details under a subheading.

  • Analyze events that shape a character

    In this lesson, you will learn to analyze how events shape the character by examining a character's thoughts and actions.

  • Analyze the effect of events on the character

    In this lesson you will learn how a character's thoughts and actions shape them by analyzing the effect of certain events on the character.

  • Determine an author's point of view

    In this lesson, you will learn to determine the author's point of view by analyzing the source and tone of the direct quotes.

  • Determine connotative meanings

    In this lesson, you will learn how to determine connotative meanings by looking for clues in the text.

  • Identify author's tone

    In this lesson you will learn how to identify the author's tone by analyzing the description of the main character.

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