Kind of Activity:
Students will disect the use of language by the author
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.2
Mark Twain once criticized James Fenimore Cooper for using too many words. The author of The Last of the Mohicans definitely does not skimp on flowery use of the English language, and sometimes the reader can become distracted from the action by the superb use of description. First, have students break into small groups. Each group should be assigned a short passage from the day's reading. The students will be tasked with...
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