The Metamorphosis: Herber Readiness Activity

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Delve into Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis before opening the book with a lesson on literary themes. High schoolers engage in a word association activity before reading a list of statements based on the book's themes.  Then, in groups, they and decide whether or not they agree or disagree with each statement.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have readers elaborate on one of the predictive statements in a narrative essay
  • Turn the lists that class members create into poetry, either individually or as a group
Classroom Considerations

  • If the group dynamic doesn't work for your class, have kids work on the activity independently
Pros

  • Worksheet is straightforward and easy to complete
  • Prompts participants to think about the themes before they begin reading the story
Cons

  • None
Common Core