Anthem by Ayn Rand Unit and Teacher Guide

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Anthem Unit and Teacher Guide includes lessons on the nature of society, dystopia, theme, historical context, symbol, internal conflict, allusion (source materials), word choice, and more. Students apply critical thinking skills and reach their own conclusions on Rand's controversial themes.

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Anthem Unit and Teacher Guide contents:

  • Pre-reading lessons/activities
  • Reading quizzes (three readings)
  • Common Core lessons (several for each reading) with graphic organizers
  • Key excerpts with analysis for reference
  • Dozens of culminating tasks and extension tasks (projects, prompts, performances, presentations, etc.) with complete assignment pages
  • Final exam question banks
    • Comprehension questions (36) (answer key included)
    • Language Arts standards questions (42) (answer key included)
    • Short Response (20)
    • Extended Response (19)

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Total Pages
97 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 11-CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Analyze a case in which grasping point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant (e.g., satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful.
Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).
Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.


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