Day 4

Jorge Borges: Short Stories Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    In Our Own Image

    Kind of Activity:

    Individual Writing

    Objective:

    Students will use "The Circular Ruins" and examples from other texts to consider whether writers create characters in their own image.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.1; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.1

    Structure:

    "Writers create characters in their own image." Ask students to respond to this statement in a short argumentative essay using evidence both from "The Circular Ruins" and from other works they have read, preferably in the past academic year. Students should be sure to address the following:

    1. Argue if they think that Borges would agree with the statement or not, and why, using...

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