AP Lit Lesson and Gallery Walk - The Harlem Renaissance

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11th - 12th
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This lesson, designed for AP® Lit but also appropriate for duel enrollment or any college prep course, guides students on an exploration of short fiction from the literary movement of magical realism. The lesson is designed to take two 45 minute class periods or one block period.

This lesson includes:

  • Introductory analysis practice on James Weldon Johnson's "The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man"
  • Continued excerpt practice on poems, art, excerpts, and non-fiction of various Harlem Renaissance artists and authors.
  • Deep and prolonged analysis of Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God with questions that run the range of Bloom's Taxonomy
  • Written analysis assignment on "Their Eyes Were Watching God" with included rubric
  • Access to interactive Google Slides for online learners and hybrid or virtual teaching

This resource was created to closer align to the AP® Lit Fall 2019 Course updates. It is available in a bundle with other literary movement short fiction, and together they meet the requirements of Short Fiction Unit III in the AP® Lit unit calendar. This lesson pairs well with my Literary One-Pager on the Harlem Renaissance.

This resource is included in my AP Lit Full Course bundle!

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35 + 15 Google Slides
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.


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