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17 October: Guided Reading “A&P” by John Updike


I can work with my classmates to apply my close reading skills to a short story and discuss how the story relates to our unit themes (SL 1 & RL 1/2)

Entry Task:

Grab your binder and a Vocabulary list 3 handout off the front table. Use your handout with this presentation to introduce Vocabulary list 3. Keep this sheet in the vocabulary section of your binder.

What’s Going On:

Before we move on, in a small group discuss the following and be prepared to share:

What kind of language develops more credibility with an audience: using the jargon of a respected profession or using the local colloquial language?

Today, we are going to switch gears from nonfiction and rhetorical analysis to fiction and literary analysis. More specifically, we are going to read the classic short story “A&P” by John Updike and analyze the narrator’s characterization and perspective and what it reveals about our unit themes.

Exit Task:

Place your packet in your binder behind your Interconnectedness unit tab and clean up around you. You will be able to use your notes on tomorrow’s reading assessment through CommonLit.


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