AP Lang: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Standard: ELAGSE11-12RL3 Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).

Learning Target: I can analyze how Jacobs structures her narrative, examining the details she includes as well as the ones left out, to determine how she develops her ideas and why she might make the choices she does.

Opening Session: Write a journal entry in which you reflect on The Souls of Black Folk so far. Consider the life experiences of Du Bois and how they’ve shaped his view of the world, and consider the political and social reflections Du Bois does in the book. Do you agree with what he says? Disagree? Why? What strikes you as memorable and why?

Work Session: Today we’re going to be reading an excerpt from a book called Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Ann Jacobs, in your textbook on page 565. After you read this story, I would like for you to complete the Read and Write questions on page 583 in your textbook. You do NOT need to do the Connect questions. I will be grading it!

Closing Session: Review vocab for your quiz TOMORROW!

Assessment: Informal (journal check on Friday)

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding)

Homework: Read 20 minutes in your Independent Reading book; Finish the questions on page 583 if you didn’t in class.

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