JUST LATHER Short Story Cover Sheet--High School

"Just Lather" is an excellent short story for teaching internal conflict, point of view and character motivation. Includes suggested answers on a separate sheet--useful for absent students when they return. ALSO Setting & Character Description. #Wiki-TeacherLiveDecember10

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Content Area

  • NVACS English Language Arts

Resource Type(s)

  • Miscellaneous


  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade
  • 9th Grade
  • 10th Grade
  • 11th Grade


  • English 10 / English 10 Honors / English 10 (Pre-AP) Honors
  • English 12 / English 12 Honors

Standard(s)/Course Objective(s)

  • RL.7.1 - Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
  • RL.8.3 - Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
  • RL.8.6 - Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor.
  • RL.8.10 - By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
  • W.8.9a - Apply grade 8 Reading standards to literature (e.g., "Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new").

Textbook Unit(s)

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  • Multicultural