State of Affairs

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Good verses evil. Scholars make inferences after taking a close look at the short story, State of Affairs, in which Daniel Defoe goes back and forth comparing good and evil thoughts through his writing. After reading the text, there are five questions to guide deep discussion.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Ask learners to highlight textual evidence for their answers
  • Allow students to read independently first then read together as a group and discuss
Classroom Considerations
  • Be aware of any religious sensitivities
  • Includes text and questions
  • No answer key or possible responses