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The Things They Carried

By Tim O'Brien (9)

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Tim O’Brien’s much-lauded autobiographical work The Things They Carried is a collection of interlocking stories about soldiers in the Vietnam War. Written over two decades after O’Brien’s military service, the stories reflect the action and corresponding emotions that surround the deaths of several soldiers and their enemies. Through these intensely vivid narratives, the author describes men coping with the trauma of war by making pacts, self-medicating, and dreaming of peacetime. O’Brien describes his decision to fight, despite his political objections, and reveals the guilt of the survivors, just one of the emotional burdens soldiers are forced to carry. Memorable characters emerge in these stories, such as Lee Strunk and Dave Jensen, who vow to put an end to each other’s suffering; Curt Lemon, who is the most terrified of the company dentist; and Norman Bowker, who never comes to terms with the death of his fellow combatant, Kiowa. The immediacy and intimacy of O'Brien's stories, with their recreation of wartime, should appeal strongly to high school readers.

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    Multiple Critical Perspectives: The Things They Carried (eBook)

    Prestwick House
    51 Pages, Grades 9 - 12
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    Multiple Critical Perspectives: The Things They Carried (eBook)

    It will be easy to delve into the expansive richness that literature can provide with Prestwick House's Multiple Critical Perspectives series. This eBook guide offers compact explanations of three different critical perspectives, providing students with a deeper understanding of reading. Class exercises, writing assignments, and discussion questions help students consider the text from these new views by adding Critical Theory to the classroom.This eBook is an entry in the Prestwick House Multiple Critical Perspectives series. Other best-selling titles include: The Kite Runner; Romeo and Juliet; Life of Pi; The Crucible; Siddhartha; Jane Eyre; Hamlet; The Scarlet Letter, and many more. The aforementioned best-selling Multiple Critical Perspectives guides, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.


     
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    Activity Pack: The Things They Carried (eBook)

    Prestwick House
    117 Pages, Grades 7 - 12
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    Activity Pack: The Things They Carried (eBook)

    It's possible to energize student learning while accomplishing state-set objectives and national criterion with Prestwick House Activity Packs! Students will learn crucial abstract literary concepts, including the subtlety of style and plot, the elaborateness of theme, and the inclinations of their favorite characters. With this eBook, a variety of reproducible exercises are offered, giving students hands-on experience that will prove integral to their literary experience and indispensible to educators.This eBook is an entry in the Prestwick House Activity Pack series, comprised of some of the following titles: Into The Wild; Life of Pi; The Picture of Dorian Gray; The Poisonwood Bible; The Bluest Eye; Beowulf. All aforementioned Prestwick House Activity Packs, as well as the rest of the series, can be viewed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button on the left.


     
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    Teaching Unit: The Things They Carried (eBook)

    Prestwick House
    67 Pages, Grades 7 - 12
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    Teaching Unit: The Things They Carried (eBook)

    For either the new or experienced teacher, Prestwick House's Teaching Units serve as a useful resource for teaching a new book, with a broad selection of eBook guides available for immediate download. Chapter-by-chapter exercises help students achieve scholarly objectives with essay and discussion questions, vocabulary lists, and a multiple-choice test. Educators will save time and energy with this indispensible teaching resource.This eBook is an entry in the Prestwick House Teaching Units series. Other best-selling titles include: The Lottery; Life of Pi; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; A Thousand Splendid Suns; The Outsiders; The Gift of the Magi; I Know What You Did Last Summer, and many more. The aforementioned best-selling eBook guides for teaching, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.


     
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    Puzzle Pack: The Things They Carried (eBook)

    Teacher's Pet Publications
    148 Pages, Grades 9 - 12
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    Puzzle Pack: The Things They Carried (eBook)

    The express goal of Teacher's Pet Publications' Puzzle Packs is to provide a conglomeration of fun games and activities to supplement your in-class novel. Overflowing with dozens of vocabulary-related exercises (including reproducible fill-in-the-blank worksheets, multiple choice worksheets, unit bingo cards, word searches and more) students will be encouraged and able to understand the literature more clearly, while also being able to recall key vocabulary from the novel. Also supplied are teacher answer keys for all puzzles and worksheets, allowing educators to enjoy an uncomplicated day in the classroom!This eBook puzzle manual from Teacher's Pet Publications is an entry in the Puzzle Packs series, comprised of puzzle packs for the following best-selling titles: A Raisin in the Sun; Night; Oedipus Rex; Hatchet; The Cay; My Side of the Mountain; Witness; The Time Machine; The Kite Runner, Freak the Mighty, and many more. All aforementioned eBooks, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.


     
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    LitPlan Teacher Pack: The Things They Carried (eBook)

    Teacher's Pet Publications
    172 Pages, Grades 9 - 12
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    LitPlan Teacher Pack: The Things They Carried (eBook)

    This eBook contains several ready-to-teach materials that contain everything needed for a complete unit of study, while managing to incorporate the IRA/NCTE standards. This LitPlan Teacher Pack eBook is very straight-forward to use: Instantly download, print, and teach! Educators can use these resources for entire-class book studies, or smaller groups, tutoring, or independent study projects. Packed to the brim with unit tests, daily lessons, study questions, writing assignments and much more, this teacher asset will surely become a staple of your classroom as an irreplaceable resource.This eBook teacher guide from Teacher's Pet Publications is an entry in the LitPlan series, comprised of literature guides for the following best-selling titles: The Grapes of Wrath; The Egypt Game; Dracula; Treasure Island; The Odyssey; Hatchet; A Tale of Two Cities; A Christmas Carol; The Giver, and more. All aforementioned eBooks, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.


     
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    AP Teaching Unit: The Things They Carried (eBook)

    Prestwick House
    55 Pages, Grades 10 - 12
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    AP Teaching Unit: The Things They Carried (eBook)

    Students and teachers alike often can feel overwhelmed with the meticulous standards of the AP class. This Prestwick House AP Teaching Unit study guide improves the likelihood of scoring a 5 on the AP Exam by meeting the rigorous requirements and focusing on the literary knowledge that students are expected to exhibit. A division of Prestwick House's esteemed Teaching Units, the AP Teaching Units are modeled to allow for a detailed, interpretive, and critical study of novels and plays likely to appear on the English Literature and Composition AP Exam.This eBook is an entry in the Prestwick House AP Teaching Units series. Other best-selling AP Teaching Units include: The Kite Runner; The Scarlet Letter; Heart of Darkness; Pride and Prejudice; Macbeth; The Awakening, and many more. The aforementioned best-selling eBook guides for AP Teaching, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.


     
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    Vocabulary from Literature: Things They Carried (eBook)

    Prestwick House
    91 Pages, Grades 7 - 12
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    Vocabulary from Literature: Things They Carried (eBook)

    Prestwick House's Vocabulary From Literature series is an exemplary supplementary resource for combining reading and vocabulary in the classroom. Able to be employed as a vocabulary program or an introduction to literature study, each eBook prioritizes a selection of words that students will re-encounter in the future. By getting the groundwork out of the way, educators will see drastic improvement in their students' vocabulary skills while not adding any additional workload for themselves.This eBook is an entry in the Prestwick House Vocabulary From Literature series. Other best-selling titles include: The Giver; Things They Carried; The Scarlet Letter; Catcher in the Rye; 1984; Brave New World; The Crucible, and many more. The aforementioned best-selling eBook vocabulary guides, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.


     
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    Response Journal: The Things They Carried (eBook)

    Prestwick House
    33 Pages, Grades 7 - 12
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    Response Journal: The Things They Carried (eBook)

    This Prestwick House Response Journal is specifically designed to help students relate ideas in literature back to their own experiences. This eBook provides chapter-by-chapter reproducible prompts to help students reflect on what they've read, bridging their life experiences with the adventures of the characters. As part of the response-centered movement, critical thinking journals make a superb warm-up activity that will eventually culminate into a personal reference.This eBook is an entry in the Prestwick House Response Journals series. Other best-selling titles include: Rebecca; The Secret Life of Bees; Into The Wild; The Bluest Eye; A Streetcar Named Desire; The Picture of Dorian Gray; Brave New World; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and many more. The aforementioned best-selling eBook response journals, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.


     
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    The Things They Carried Lesson Plans

    Center for Learning
    84 Pages, Grades 9 - 12
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    The Things They Carried Lesson Plans

    Curriculum guide for The Things They Carried by Tim OBrien; aligned to Common Core standards. Includes objectives, teacher notes, individual and small group activities, student handouts with suggested responses, reading guide with answer key, and a quiz and tests with answer keys. Students participate in research activities, close reading, character analysis, reader response activities, journaling, interpretation of style and structure, and theme analysis. PDF format allows posting handouts directly to a LMS or to student devices. 12 Lesson Plans/26 Handouts