These are essay prompts I compiled for use with Aldus Huxley's Brave New World in my AP Literature class. The prompts come from the Advanced Placement released open-ended questions for AP Literature (question 3).
The first page is formatted with 3 essay prompts from which students can choose to respond. The second has 6 essay prompts with the corresponding year that question was on the AP Literature exam.
The last page is a great little conversation starter to get students ready and excited to read Brave New World. I use these two short excerpts in class to discuss what they may mean, what themes may be in the book based on these examples, and some things that are interesting and different about the society in the book while looking at these quotes. We read them together in class and discuss prior to assigning the book. This is by far my favorite novel to teach, but it does have some challenges with some parents and students due to the themes addressed. I found that this one little activity before even beginning the book really helps ease that problem and sets the tone for an academic focus on the novel instead of a negative reaction to some of the ideas presented.
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