- Lesson OverviewThis is a close reading lesson of “Little Things Are Big” by Jesús Colón . This text was featured in a newspaper column written in the 1950s. The essay is an introduction to the concepts of conflict in literature.Lesson FocusHow do the perceptions we have of ourselves and of others create conflicts?Student OutcomesStudents will be able to determine how the conflict in “Little Things Are Big” was influenced by outward (physical) identifiers as well as infer how the conflict may have been different if the main character would have made a different choice. Image source: "Menschen, Offentliche..." by Tim Savage on Pexels.com.
- Literature, Education, English Language Arts, Language, Grammar and Vocabulary, Reading Informational Text, Reading Literature
- Middle School
- Grade 8
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- Lesson Plan
- Jessica Wlotzka, MSDE Admin, Kathleen Maher-Baker
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