CliffsNotes On Nicholas Sparks' The Last Song Teacher's Guide

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Help your students get the most from

Nicholas Sparks' The Last Song

with CliffsNotes??the original study guides.

Whether you've taught the novel countless times or are a newcomer to Sparks' work, this guide is the perfect companion to teaching The Last Song. Your students will fall in love with the story of Veronica "Ronnie" Miller in a new way with the valuable insight and ...

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Overview

Help your students get the most from

Nicholas Sparks' The Last Song

with CliffsNotes®—the original study guides.

Whether you've taught the novel countless times or are a newcomer to Sparks' work, this guide is the perfect companion to teaching The Last Song. Your students will fall in love with the story of Veronica "Ronnie" Miller in a new way with the valuable insight and trusted guidance of CliffsNotes. Plus, the classroom activities are designed to be flexible to suit your individual classroom needs and personal teaching style.

Inside, you'll get:

  • Author background
  • How to use this book
  • List of characters
  • Strategies for teaching Sparks' The Last Song
  • Classroom reading activities
  • Vocabulary words
  • Post-reading activities and assignments
  • Assigning and evaluating a thesis
  • And much more

Discover other modern-day treasures and classic literature you can introduce in your classroom by visiting CliffsNotes.com.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470945766
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 12/21/2010
  • Edition description: Teachers G
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

RICHARD WASOWSKI earned his M.A. from The Ohio State University and teaches English at Ashland High School in Ashland, Ohio. In addition to teaching Advanced Composition, Dramatics, and British Literature, he teaches AP English and serves as a mentor for new AP English teachers throughout the state of Ohio.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to This Book.

How to Use This Book.

Connections to Other Texts (The Vertical Alignment Piece).

Applying a Reading Schedule.

Understanding the Background Information of Nicholas Sparks and The Last Song .

Introduction to Nicholas Sparks.

A Brief Synopsis of The Last Song.

List of Characters.

The Last Song Character Map.

Strategies for Teaching The Last Song .

Pre-reading Activities.

Using SCRIPTTT to Analyze a Literary Passage.

Activity: Analyzing a Poem about Dealing with an Emotional Crisis.

Activity: Thinking about Themes.

Classroom Reading Activities.

Activity: Response Log.

Activity: Reading Questions.

Bloom's Revised Taxonomy and Questioning Strategies.

Socratic Seminars.

Activity: A Score Sheet for a Socratic Seminar.

Activity: Think/Pair/Share.

Activity: Analyzing a Poem about Facing Death.

Postreading Activities.

Activity: Famous Quotations from The Last Song.

Multiple-Choice Quiz: The Last Song, Prologue–Chapter 4.

Reading Quiz: The Last Song, Chapters 5-9.

Reading Quiz: The Last Song, Chapters 10-13.

Reading Quiz: The Last Song, Chapters 14-19.

Reading Quiz: The Last Song, Chapters 20-25.

Reading Quiz: The Last Song, Chapters 26-29.

Reading Quiz: The Last Song, Chapter 30-Epilogue.

Activity: Character Words to Know and Use.

Activity: Developing a Thesis Statement.

Activity: Peer Evaluation for Character Analysis.

Conducting the Literary Analysis of The Last Song .

Themes Explored in The Last Song.

Details.

Elements of Style and Voice.

Activity: The Setting for The Last Song.

Activity: Point of View in The Last Song.

Imagery.

Activity: Imagery in The Last Song.

Syntax.

Symbolism.

Activity: Symbolism in The Last Song.

Tone.

Tone Words to Know and Use.

Literary Terms.

Activity: Literary Terms to Know and Use.

Allusions.

Handout: Allusions to Know and Recognize.

Activity: Allusions in The Last Song.

The Last Song Test Questions.

Test #1.

Test #2.

Test #3.

Answer Key.

CliffsNotes Resource Center.

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