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How to Teach Night by Elie Wiesel

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Night, by Elie Wiesel, can be an excellent teaching text for students from grades 8 – 12, but it is different from other texts and can’t be taught as a novel.  Night is more historical record than it is literature.  There isn’t a “plot” or any “characters.”  There is a story and people, the real […]

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Tips for Teaching Night

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Although it is an emotionally difficult book to read, I have always enjoyed teaching Night by Elie Wiesel. Here are a few tips for teaching Night: Teach the Context – You aren’t teaching history, but with a text like Wiesel’s Night you have to provide some historical context for your students.  Begin your Night unit […]

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Teaching Night

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During my first year as a teacher, a student from my tenth grade English class asked me to recommend a book for her to read in class when she was finished her work – she was faster than most of the other students.  I gave her my copy of Elie Wiesel’s Night.  She read it […]

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