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by Eudora Welty

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  • A Worn Path eNotes Lesson Plan

    Learning Objectives: By the end of this unit, students will be able to examine Phoenix Jackson’s character and trace her journey; interpret symbolism and identify universal themes in the narrative. Skills: close reading, drawing inferences from the text, interpreting symbolism, analyzing character and theme, making text-to-self connections Common Core Standards: RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, W.9-10.9...

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  • A Worn Path eNotes Reading Response Prompts

    Phoenix is alone, but she frequently talks aloud as she makes her way through the woods and fields. To whom and to what does she speak? Since she is by herself, why do you think she has these conversations? What purpose do they seem to serve for her? As the story develops, what...

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