Introducing Literary Theory – A Unit Wrap-Up

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Literary theories are lenses through which a text may be analyzed. The question in this lesson plan is how a particular literary lens can influence the reader's view of the text.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Uses with honors or AP level classes to introduce the concept of literary theories
Classroom Considerations
  • Groups are assigned either a feminist, Marxist, psychological/Freudian, or mythological/archetypal perspective
  • Requires copies of multiple handouts
Pros
  • The handouts include a description of the theory and questions developed from that perspective
Cons
  • None