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  • A Rose for Emily eNotes Essential Lessons

    Each of the following lessons is geared to a specific skill category and Common Core standard. It includes a step-by-step guide to teaching the lesson as well as handouts, assessments, modification, and enrichment activities. The lessons follow accompany the short story of A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner. Table of Contents:...

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  • A Rose for Emily eNotes Teaching Guide

    So you’re going to teach William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily.” Whether it’s your first or hundredth time, this short story has been a mainstay of English classrooms for generations. While it has its challenging spots, such as a first-person plural narrator and a nonlinear plot, teaching this text to your...

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  • A Rose for Emily eNotes Reading Response Prompts

    “A Rose for Emily” is set in Jefferson, Mississippi, the fictional small town that figures in much of Faulkner’s work; the time period is a generation or two after the Civil War. In Part I of the story, Faulkner introduces the town itself. What is your first impression of Jefferson? How would you...

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