Critical Theory is an excellent tool for teaching student how to conduct a literary analysis from multiple perspectives. I created this packet because I have found most resources on critical theory to be a bit dense for my students. This packet contains an overview of critical theory, exploration of six different theories, a model of six critical theories applied to a well-known fairy tale, and a student exercise. This packet contains:
Critical Theory Overview - 1 Page
Formalist and Biographical Theory Overview and Guiding Questions - 1 Page
Marxist and Historical Theory Overview and Guiding Questions - 1 Page
Mythological and Feminist Theory Overview and Guiding Questions - 1 Page
"One Text - Six Lenses" Model of literary criticism applied to Goldilocks and the Three Bears - 2 Pages
Student Exercise - Applying Critical Theory - 2 Pages
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