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Cliffsnotes on Nicholas Sparks and Micah Sparts' Three Weeks with My Brother Teacher's Guide

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Help your students get the most from Nicholas Sparks & Micah Sparks' Three Weeks with My Brother with CliffsNotes—the original study guides.

Just as compelling as Sparks' bestselling novels, Three Weeks with My Brother is a nonfiction account by two brothers, who travel to some of the world's most mysterious and inspiring destinations and ultimately learn valuable lessons about loss, love, and hope. Watch your students fall in love with this touching memoir with the help of the valuable insight and trusted guidance of CliffsNotes. Plus, the classroom activities are designed to be flexible to suit your individual classroom needs and personal teaching style.

Inside, you'll get:

  • Introduction to Nicholas Sparks

  • Author background

  • How to use this book

  • List of characters

  • Pre-reading activities

  • Strategies for teaching Sparks' Three Weeks with My Brother

  • Classroom reading activities

  • Vocabulary words

  • Post-reading activities and assignments

  • Assigning and evaluating a thesis

  • And much more

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About the Author

RICHARD WASOWSKI earned his M.A. from The Ohio State University and teaches English at Ashland High School in Ashland, Ohio. In addition to teaching Advanced Composition, Dramatics, and British Literature, he teaches AP English and serves as a mentor for new AP English teachers throughout the state of Ohio.

Table of Contents

Introduction to This Book.

How to Use This Book.

Connections to Other Texts (The Vertical Alignment Piece).

Texts Involving Physical Journeys.

Texts Containing Conflicting Forces within a Character.

Texts Containing Conflict between Parent/Parental Figures and a Child.

Texts Containing Contrasting Places.

Texts That Reflect Moral or Spiritual Re-examination.

Nonfiction Texts.

Applying a Reading Schedule.

Incorporating the Corresponding Activity Schedule Into Your Classroom.

Quick Reference Guide: How to Use this Book Most Effectively.

Understanding the Background Information for Nicholas Sparks andThree Weeks with My Brother.

Introduction to Nicholas Sparks.

Education and Work Experience.

Early Published Works.

Career Highlights.

A Brief Synopsis of Three Weeks with My Brother.

List of Characters.

Three Weeks with My Brother Nicholas Sparks' Family Tree.

Strategies for TeachingThree Weeks with My Brother.

Pre-reading Activities.

Using Nonfiction to Introduce Thematic Topics.

A Mnemonic Device to Assist Your Analysis: Sticking to the SCRIPTTT.

Using SCRIPTTT to Analyze a Literary Passage.

Activity: Analyzing Twain's "Advice to Youth".

Thinking about Themes.

Activity: Thinking about Themes.

Classroom Reading Activities.

Response Logs.

Activity: Response Log.

Cornell Notes.

Activity: Taking Cornell Notes.

Activity: Reading Questions, Prologue-Chapter 1.

Activity: Reading Questions, Chapters 2-3.

Activity: Reading Questions, Chapters 4-5.

Activity: Reading Questions, Chapters 6-7.

Activity: Reading Questions, Chapter 8.

Activity: Reading Questions, Chapters 9-10.

Activity: Reading Questions, Chapters 11-12.

Activity: Reading Questions, Chapters 13-14.

Activity: Reading Questions, Chapters 15-16.

Activity: Reading Questions, Chapter 17-Epilogue.

Blooms Revised Taxonomy and Questioning Strategies.

Level One Questions (Close-Ended Questions).

Level Two Questions (Open-Ended, Analytical Questions).

Level Three Questions (Universal Theme Questions).

Socratic Seminars.

Preparing for a Socratic Seminar.

Conducting the Socratic Seminar.

Activity: A Score Sheet for a Socratic Seminar.

Activity: Think/Pair/Share.

Some Think/Pair/Share Topics for Three Weeks with My Brother.

Post-reading Activities.

Discussion Questions for the Entire Class.

Sample Essay Questions and Prompts.

Activity: Famous Quotations from Three Weeks with My Brother.

The 150-Word Sentence.

CliffsNotes On Nicholas Sparks & Micah Sparks Three Weeks with My Brother Teacher's Guide

Reading Quiz: Three Weeks with My Brother, Prologue-Chapter 5.

Reading Quiz: Three Weeks with My Brother, Chapters 6-9.

Reading Quiz: Three Weeks with My Brother, Chapters 10-13.

Reading Quiz: Three Weeks with My Brother, Chapters 14-Epilogue.

Reading Quizzes Answer Key for Three Weeks with My Brother.

Prologue-Chapter 5.

Chapters 6-9.

Chapters 10-13.

Chapters 14-Epilogue.


Character Words.

Activity: Character Words to Know and Use.

Conducting the Literary Analysis ofThree Weeks with My Brother.

Themes Explored in Three Weeks with My Brother.

Major Thematic Topics.


Activity: Details in Three Weeks with My Brother.

Elements of Style and Voice.

Words to Use to Describe an Author's Style and Voice.

The Setting for Three Weeks with My Brother.



Activity: Imagery in Three Weeks with My Brother.


Sentence Types.

Punctuation and Syntax.

Literary Terms.


Tone Words to Know and Use.

Silent Discussion Explained.

Activity: Silent Discussion for Three Weeks with My Brother.

Writing Assignments.

Handout: Overview of the Personal Narrative.

Activity: Brainstorming for the Personal Narrative.

Handout: Introductions for the Personal Narrative.

Handout: Organizing the Details and Examples for the Personal Narrative.

Handout: Score Sheet for Personal Narrative.

Handout: Holistic Scoring for Personal Narrative.

Writing Assignment: Character Sketch.

Developing a Thesis.

Activity: Developing a Thesis Statement.

Writing the Introduction.

Incorporating Citations.

Writing the Body Paragraphs and Conclusion.

Evaluating the Essays.

Activity: Self-Evaluation for the Character Analysis.

Activity: Peer Evaluation for Character Analysis.

Three Weeks with My BrotherTest Questions.

CliffsNotes Resource Center.

Teachers' Resources.

Books and Periodicals.

Send Us Your Favorite Tips.

Product Details

Cliffs Notes
Literary Criticism : General
Wasowski, Richard P.
Literature (Cliffs Notes)
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