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 in superficial changes such as age or appearance; you want them to focus on the important aspects of Elie’s personality, morality, beliefs, values, etc.
Your students should be familiar with proper paragraph structure – thesis, explanation, evidence, conclusion.
This assignment can easily be expanded into a small essay instead of a paragraph – and may even be better suited to that format. Students could identify two or three major changes, and use each of these changes as topics for their body paragraphs.
Elie Wiesel Paragraph
With a structured, developed paragraph, students are to discuss how Elie Wiesel changes over the course of the story.
- Explain to students that they will be writing a paragraph discussing the changes that occur in Elie Wiesel throughout the story.
- Remind them to include specific examples to support their statements.
- Write the following question on the board: How do Elie’s experiences during the Holocaust change him as a person?
- Students are to answer the question with a full paragraph.
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