A Tale of Two Cities Teaching Guide

  • 11 pages
  • Subject: Allusion, Character Analysis, Historical Context, Plot, Symbols, Themes, Lesson Plans and Educational Resources

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This classic novel has been a mainstay of English classrooms for generations and is one of Charles Dickens’s iconic texts. Whether it’s your first or hundredth time guiding students through the novel, this teaching guide will ensure a rewarding experience for everyone—including you. It will expose students to the rhetorical power of literary devices like allusion and symbolism, as well as important insights into one of the most politically turbulent periods in recent European history.

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Owl Eyes Teaching Guides have been designed to help first-time and veteran teachers open up classic works of literature for their students. Our guides provide rich background information, identify key themes and topics, and offer creative and practical approaches to teaching the text.

The main components of each guide include the following:

  • A concise history of the text
  • An explanation of significant allusions
  • Typical teaching approaches
  • Tricky issues to address while teaching
  • Alternative teaching approaches
  • A list of complementary texts

These Teaching Guides offer valuable context and promote meaningful discussions about novels, plays, poems, and stories that have captivated English Language Arts students for generations. Each guide is comprehensive and concise, thought-provoking and practical.