AP Lit: Battle Royale

Standards

  • RL.11-12.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain. Common Core State Standards English
  • RL.11-12.3 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). Common Core State Standards English
  • RL.11-12.7 Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating how each version interprets the source text. (Include at least one play by Shakespeare and one play by an American dramatist.) Common Core State Standards English
  • RI.11-12.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain. Common Core State Standards English

Objective
Scholars will be able to identify symbols and understand their  meaning in an extended text.

Warm Up
Grammar, Voice, and Independent Reading

Activator
Vocab quiz

New Vocab for the week:

  • metonymy
  • synecdoche
  • hyperbole
  • imagery
  • symbol

Work Session

In groups of 3 read “Battle Royale” from Invisible Man in textbook, p. 285.

In those groups, complete one of the essays (Teacher choice per group): 1, 3, 5, or 8.

Teacher is circulating, helping direct essays.

Closing Session
Discuss some of the answers from the essays.

Assessment Strategies
Thumbs up thumbs down, weather the students are able to understand how the battle royal is a symbol of white society keeping black people fighting each other.

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