In Part 1 of this 2 part resource from Crash Course Literature, students will learn about Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novel, 100 Years of Solitude. Students will focus on the Buendia family and their many generations of people with the same names, as well as the fascinating way the author thinks about time, and how time is represented in the book.
In Part 2 of this 2 part resource from Crash Course Literature, students will continue to delve into the rich text of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novel, 100 Years of Solitude. Narrated by John Green.
This lesson plan, centered around 1984 but adaptable to any piece of dystopian literature, asks students to make connections between the horrible futures predicted in the text and the reality of the world around them.
In this Crash Course Literature resource, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part 2: The Raft, the River, and the Weird Ending of Huckleberry Finn, students will explore the metaphors in the book, a little bit about what the metaphors like the Island and the River and the Raft might mean, and why one should pay attention to said metaphors. Students will also look at the ending of the book, which a lot of people believe isn't up to the standards of the rest of the novel.
This Random House for High School Teachers reader's guide includes an author interview and discussion questions designed to enhance student reading of Karen Thompson Walker's book, The Age of Miracles, the haunting and beautiful story of Julia and her family as they struggle to live in a time of extraordinary change.
Through this Random House for High School Teachers reader's guide that includes questions, discussion topics, and an author biography designed to aid students in exploring Margaret Atwood's book, Alias Grace, students will go back in time and into the life of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the nineteenth century.
Students read the Richard Bach classic "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" and analyze the story to better understand the author's use of style and the allegorical literary form in the story.
This Random House for High School Teachers reader's guide includes an introduction, discussion questions, and author biography designed to enhance student reading of Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses, a novel that won both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1992.
This Random House for High School Teachers reader's guide includes an introduction, discussion questions, and author biography designed to enhance student reading of Philip Roth's American Pastoral.
In this lesson, students will debate and determine who or what bears the most responsibility for the tragic conclusion of The Awakening.
In this lesson, students will finish reading "The Red Convertible" and discuss how the relationship between two characters develops the text. Students will also focus on symbolism and imagery.
This lesson introduces an activity to help students analyze some of the lesser characters from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Students search for quotations that characterize three minor characters before using those quotations as the starting point for an analytical essay about the book.
Students will read three short stories about women, written in different historical periods. Students will read each story and discuss the development of female characters in a particular setting, the role of women, gender differences, and society's expectations.
Students will apply analytical skills to an exploration of the early Renaissance painting "Death and the Miser" by Hieronymous Bosch. Students will sketch and label the painting using an interactive tool to explore its elements, apply literary analyses tools to their interpretation, predict the painting's plot, and conclude the unit by creating a project that identifies and explains their interpretation of the painting.
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is an excellent example of many of the concepts the poets were addressing at the turn of the twentieth century. Poets were experimenting with poetic form and responding to the destruction that consumed the Lost Generation. In particular, Eliot incorporates the spirit of the Moderns through his stream of consciousness form and the allusions found in Prufrock’s interior monologue. This lesson was developed by NCDPI as part of the Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted Instructional Resources Project. This lesson plan has been vetted at the state level for standards alignment, AIG focus, and content accuracy.
Allegories are similar to metaphors: in both the author uses one subject to represent another, seemingly unrelated, subject. However, unlike metaphors, which are generally short and contained within a few lines, an allegory extends its representation over the course of an entire story, novel, or poem. This lesson plan will introduce students to the concept of allegory by using George Orwell’s widely read novella, Animal Farm, which is available on Project Gutenberg.
A teachers guide for Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid, including questions for each chapter to increase understanding, topics for class discussion, and assignment ideas to deepen understanding of themes and context
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