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You know that part in chapter 3 of A Separate Peace where Gene narrates, "For me this moment in history..." then goes on to poetically describe America during WWII? I had my students do this for our current America, and life from their point-of-view so insightful. "There are too many phones and not enough socializing" "Money is hard to get but easy to spend because everyone wants the newest and greatest" "To waste time in America is immoral"

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A Separate Peace by John Knowles - Close Up of Plot Diagram: Here is a close up of the Exposition of A Separate Peace, showing Gene and Finny interacting with each other. Find the rest of the plot diagram in our Plot Diagram lesson plan!

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A Separate Peace by John Knowles - Character Map: Using a spider map graphic organizer, instruct students to analyze main characters from A Separate Peace. Sections include Physical Traits, Character Traits, and a Quote.

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A Separate Peace by John Knowles looks at themes of friendship & internal struggles. Standards-based activities include literary conflict, symbols, & more

A Separate Peace CSI Crime Board

Give your novel study a fun twist and help your students analyze the text. This is a great activity to help them develop and support their ideas!

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A Separate Peace by John Knowles - Conflict: Internal conflict is a central idea in A Separate Peace. Examine that and the other types of conflict in this activity. Types of conflict include Man vs. Man, Man vs. Self, and Man vs. Society.

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A Separate Peace by John Knowles - Conflict: Internal conflict is a central idea in A Separate Peace. Examine that and the other types of conflict in this activity. Types of conflict include Man vs. Man, Man vs. Self, and Man vs. Society.

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