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Night Vocabulary

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The following is a list of vocabulary with definitions from the first part of Elie Wiesel’s Night. We go through the words and definitions as a class, and I periodically give students vocabulary exercises to make sure they know how the use the words correctly.  One of my favorite vocabulary exercises is to have students […]

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Elie Wiesel Paragraph

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This paragraph assignment for teaching Night by Elie Wiesel is best used at or near the end of your unit.  It helps if students have been paying close attention to how Elie changes over the course of the story.  Encourage them to delve as deeply as they can into his character.  You are not interested […]

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Teaching Theme with Night

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In this lesson, students will identify, discuss, and write about themes in Elie Wiesel’s Night.  Theme is sometimes a difficult concept for students to grasp, but it is essential to their development in literary analysis.  Repeatedly remind your students that the theme of a story is the central message or idea.  It says something about […]

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Faith in Night

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Elie’s faith in God and his religion plays an important role in his identity, especially at the beginning of his story.  Elie’s horrific experiences prompt him to frequently question and examine his faith.  Today’s activities will require students to examine the part faith plays in Elie Wiesel’s Night and in their own lives. Faith Statements […]

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