This fully-editable unit plan gives instructors resources to set up a study of The Poisonwood Bible with a focus on how and why the five different narrative voices are used to construct the novel. Study questions and background/historical context information are readily available online for this novel; this unit focuses, therefore, on discussion and close reading of both poetry and prose. These materials were developed for an AP Literature class, though could be adapted for use at other levels.
Included are three AP-style prose prompts, focusing on the first portion of the novel. The final assessment asks students to complete three close readings on their own, so students will essentially be practicing for the prose prompt throughout their study of the novel.
Also included are six AP-style poetry prompts, one of which is a compare/contrast prompt of two poems. One of the poetry prompts includes an annotated teacher version with a thesis draft.