Reflection: Performance Tasks How Do Literary Elements Frame Cultural Concepts? - Section 5: Wrap Up: Looking to the Next Class


Every year my students struggle with figurative language both in reading and writing.  They can identify and create in isolation examples of all types of figurative language. The challenge is to get them to see the connection between the element and the text.  How do literary elements enhance a text?  Right now for many of my students, literary elements don't enhance they confuse.  I have definitely seen progress since the beginning of the year, however they still have a ways to go before they are ready for AP literature or college level literary analysis. 

  Explaining Literary Elements
  Performance Tasks: Explaining Literary Elements
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How Do Literary Elements Frame Cultural Concepts?

Unit 9: Death and the King's Horseman
Lesson 3 of 7

Objective: SWBAT evaluate how the structure of the play and the figurative language create tension by examining the Yoruba perspective in Death and the King's Horseman.

Big Idea: Students explore why the happiness and death of the horseman is the concern of the whole community.

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