Literary Modes Analysis: A Group Project

Literary Modes Analysis: A Group Project
Literary Modes Analysis: A Group Project
Literary Modes Analysis: A Group Project
Literary Modes Analysis: A Group Project
Literary Modes Analysis: A Group Project
Literary Modes Analysis: A Group Project
Literary Modes Analysis: A Group Project
Literary Modes Analysis: A Group Project
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  1. Building from units 1 & 2, this bundled unit is based on the new AP Language and Composition curriculum. Thematically called The Individual in a Community, the focus for this unit is on evidence, reasoning, and methods of development. Students will engage in a number of activities like: analyzin
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In this project, students will work in small groups (4-6 students) to analyze selected essays. The essays for analysis include:

  • - Malcom X's- Learning to Read (Process Analysis): An individual’s “grit” to survive in a community
  • - Dave Barry's - Turkeys in the Kitchen (Compare/contrast): An individual’s gender role in a community
  • - Thomas Friedman's – Generation Q (Definition): An individual’s voice in a community
  • - Michael Pollan's – What’s Eating America (Cause & Effect): An individual’s consumption in a community
  • - Stephanie Ericsson's – The Ways We Lie (Classification): An individual’s ethical responsibility in a community
  • - Amy Tan's – Mother Tongue (Narration): An individual’s struggle to find identity in a community.

Students will work in groups to create a presentation that they will share with the class. The purpose of this activity is to guide students in recognizing different modes of writing and the effectiveness of choosing the best mode to achieve a specific purpose. As a follow up activity, students can select a topic of their choice, take a position, and write an essay in the appropriate mode. This assignment pairs with Unit 3 of the new AP Language Curriculum: REO-1.

A rubric for grading is included as well as some tips for students in their analysis. Also provided is an student example PPT to use as an illustration.

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