The Concept of Identity Lesson 2: The Historical/Biographical Approach

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"How does our environment shape our identity?" After researching biographical information about John Knowles and considering how these experiences are reflected in A Separate Peace, class members consider the strengths and weaknesses of the historical/biographical approach to literary criticism.   

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups research the various approaches to literary criticism
Classroom Considerations

  • The second in a nine-lesson unit, designed for a gifted and talented English language arts program, that uses A Separate Peace as the anchor tect
Pros

  • The five-page packet includes the plan, links to biographical information about Knowles, discussion questions, and writing prompts
Cons

  • The resource presumes class members have enough experience with rubrics to craft one for the writing assignment