Discipline: ELA

Grade Level: Sophomore

Course: English II

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Existentialism and Kafka
Overview
  • Module Description
    • Students will conduct research on the existentialist movement in literature. Students will read Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis and determine if Kafka’s work reflects existential ideas.

  • Tasks
    • Teaching Task Template Task (Design your own lesson)

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      Task 11: 

      After researching ________ (informational texts) on________ (content), write a ________ (report or substitute) that defines ________ (term or concept) and explains ________(content). Support your discussion with evidence from yourresearch. L2 What ________ (conclusions or implications) can you draw? (Informational or Explanatory/Definition)

  • About The Teacher
    • Author: Sherri R. McPherson

      Course: English II

  • Materials, References, and Support
    • For Teachers
      • “Organizing Research”. Research Skills for Students Series. Dir. Erik Freeland. Schlessinger Media, 2004. DVD.
      •  “Evaluating Sources”. Research Skills for Students Series. Dir. Erik Freeland. Schlessinger Media, 2004. DVD.
      • http://www.noodletools.com/ (paid subscription for NoodleBib)
      • Tools and Texts by Jim Burke
      • 50 Essential Lessons by Jim Burke
      For Students
      • The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
      • Good Reasons Contemporary Arguments: Chapter 3 Definition Arguments 5th edition Lester Faigley, Jack Selzer
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