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Students, after reading and discussing, "The Metamorphosis," by Franz Kafka, explain the symbolism of Gregor's metamorphosis moving beyond a literal view of "he turned into a bug" into the idea that society/family/stress/environment led to his abstract reaction. They analyze a variety of literary elements in connection with its universal themes.
Young scholars discuss the central image of Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis and use a strong symbol in a piece of writing. In this Metamorphosis lesson, students focus on the central image of the novel in a class discussion. Young scholars create a symbol that represents a big idea and incorporate the symbol in an original essay.
Fourth graders select a theme-related essay topic from Night, by Elie Wiesel, or The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka, and develop an essay that relates the theme to modern day personal experiences. The essay follows a preset rubric imbedded in this plan.
For this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Franz Kafka's The TrialStudents may submit their answers to be scored.
In this online interactive literature worksheet, learners respond to 6 short answer and essay questions about Franz Kafka's The TrialStudents may check some of their answers online.
Students explore the concept of symbolism through reading The Metamorphosis by Kafka. In this literature lesson, students discuss the using of symbolism in Kafka's The Metamorphosis and create a composition that details a symbol of their own.
In this online interactive reading comprehension instructional activity, students respond to 15 multiple choice questions about The Metamorphosis and Other StoriesStudents may submit their answers to be scored.
Students read the novel The Metamorphosis and analyze the books problems, solution, character development, setting, and more. In this The Metamorphosis lesson plan, students keep a journal after they read and explain the symbolism of the book.
Discover seven of the most historic aircraft and spacecraft in the collections of the National Air and Space Museum. By research into the major milestones of aviation history your students will recognize features that enable flight, identify major technological advances in aviation and spaceflight, and describe how advances have affected the lives of people.
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 15 multiple choice questions about Hesse's DemianStudents may submit their answers to be scored.
Ninth graders listen to and read texts about school life and the German education system. They investigate the grading system, the schedule and a special first day of school treat. Pupils discuss similarities and differences between American and German education system.
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Samuel Beckett's Happy DaysStudents may submit their answers to be scored.
Students infer America's attitude towards aviation in the early 1900s. In this The Aerial Age lesson, students analyze early 1900s literature, music, advertisements, and popular culture in reference to aviation. Students represent their analysis of primary and secondary sources through creating a collage, essay, exhibit, compact disc, cartoon, editorial, or sheet music cover.
Learners research walruses using the library and the Internet, then write an essay from what they find in their research.  In this investigative lesson plan students view a video on walruses then write an essay after researching. 
Students analyze the cartoons of Jules Feiffer and the art genre to then create their own comic book-style spread. For this cartoon art lesson, students read about the work of Feiffer and identify the techniques of the art. Students create their own comic book spread.
This comprehensive and detailed resource offers a solid set of ideas for exposing early high school readers to the complexity of Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. The lessons offer strong pre-reading discussion questions, effective activities for analysis, close reading practice, and recognition of basic elements of story, and possible symbols. The instructor is offered multiple options for assessment that explore Kafka’s purpose in writing The Metamorphosis, and his use of complex literary devices.
In this literature worksheet, students respond to 20 short answer and essay questions about Kafka's The Metamorphosis and Other StoriesStudents may also link to an online interactive quiz on the stories at the bottom of the page.

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