Teaching Eugenia Collier’s “Marigolds”? Practice close reading with these focused handouts. This Marigolds Close Reading resource includes seven student worksheets. No prep necessary – just print and go!
Lead your students through several close reading focus handouts. Each handout zooms in on a specific literary device to help students hone their skills in each area. Every page can be used individually, allowing you to reinforce the specific skills you’re studying at the time.
⭐Seven key focus handouts
⭐Fillable PDF – perfect for 1:1 classrooms and/or remote completion
⭐ Suggested answer key
Key Focus handouts include:
✅ Reading comprehension – literary terms, tone, mood, summary, and more!
✅ Character study – Lizbeth – Read four excerpts. Determine the type of characterization and what the excerpt reveals about Lizbeth.
✅ Figurative language – Identify the type of figurative language being used in five excerpts and explain how each contributes to the text.
✅ Symbolism – Examine three passages that reference marigolds. Determine the symbolism behind the flower.
✅ Conflict – Review the four types of conflict. Identify the type of conflict being used in four excerpts and how the conflict impacts the text.
✅ Theme – Analyze five excerpts, noting how Lizbeth’s actions change throughout the course of the text. Write a thematic statement.
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