Thinking Through Literature

Lesson Plans and HOTS Worksheets
Introduction I All Lesson Plans I All HOTS Worksheets

Unit 1. Starting to Think
Lesson Plans:
The Slithergadee: Shel Silverstein
The Purist: Ogden Nash
HOTS Worksheets: Comparing and Contrasting

Unit 2. Love and Marriage
Lesson Plans:
The Chaser
John Collier
HOTS Worksheets: Uncovering Motives I Generating Possibilities

Lesson Plans:
Linoleum Roses
Sandra Cisneros
HOTS Worksheets:Distinguishing Different Perspectives

Unit 3. Alone
Lesson Plans:
Acquainted with the Night
Robert Frost
HOTS Worksheets: Explaining Patterns

Lesson Plans:
A Fence
Carl Sandburg
HOTS Worksheets: Uncovering Motives

Lesson Plans:
Sredni Vashtar
Saki (H. H. Munro)
HOTS Worksheets: Inferring I Evaluating

4. Wishes and Fate
Lesson Plans:
The Monkey's Paw
W. W. Jacobs
HOTS Worksheets: Generating Possibilities I Applying

Lesson Plans:
The Bottle Imp
Robert Louis Stevenson
HOTS Worksheets: Uncovering Motives I Classifying

5. Reflections on War
Lesson Plans:
Grass
Carl Sandburg
HOTS Worksheets: Explaining Patterns

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The Man He Killed
Thomas Hardy
HOTS Worksheets: Distinguishing Different Perspectives

6. Overcoming Obstacles
Lesson Plans:
Incident: Baltimore
Countee Cullen
HOTS Worksheets: Comparing and Contrasting

Lesson Plans:
Susan's Story
Susan Hampshire
HOTS Worksheets: Problem Solving I Identifying Parts and Whole

7. Thinking Outside the Box
Lesson Plans:
l(a I Me up at does
e. e. cummings
HOTS Worksheets: Identifying Parts and Whole I Explaining Patterns

Lesson Plans:
The Daddy
Alexander McCall Smith
HOTS Worksheets: Problem Solving I Making Connections

8. Revenge
Lesson Plans:
A Poison Tree
William Blake
HOTS Worksheets: Comparing and Contrasting

Lesson Plans:
The Cask of Amontillado
Edgar Allan Poe
HOTS Worksheets: Predicting I Making Connections

9. Growing Pains
Lesson Plans:
Three Shots
Ernest Hemingway
HOTS Worksheets: Sequencing I Distinguishing Different Perspectives

Lesson Plans:
The Anarchist: His Dog
Susan Glaspell
HOTS Worksheets: Inferring I Evaluating

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Black Boy
Richard Wright
HOTS Worksheets: Explaining Cause and Effect I Making Connections

10. The Holocaust
Lesson Plans:
First They Came
Martin Niemöller
HOTS Worksheets: Uncovering Motives

Lesson Plans:
Splinter
Ida Fink
HOTS Worksheets: Making Connections I Comparing and Contrasting