Using Chapter 8 from Miguel Cervantes’s Don Quixote, the famous windmill chapter, students will review important literary devices, close read and annotate the prose, view supporting video clips from various Quixote adaptations, listen to an NPR story, view a TED Talk on the Quixote Code, view an excerpt from a Yale lecture on the chapter, evaluate the original AP style writing prompt, and examine scored student sample essays from an experienced College Board scorer. This lesson prepares students for AP Literature and Language exams, Common Core extended response assessments, American Literature Course exams, the SAT and ACT essays and critical thinking activities. This lesson works independently of studying the novel or in concordance with studying the book.
In this resource there is a unique detailed rubric that can be used to score Socratic Seminars in a way that encourages organic fluid discussions. In the guide there is a step by step explanation on how to conduct a fish-bowl discussion with the rubric. The packet includes a complete lesson, common core standards, essential and key questions.
Tags: Spain, World Literature, Socratic Seminar, writing, symbolism, characterization, AP Literature, argument, irony, critical thinking, Miguel Cervantes, annotations, windmills, TED Talk, Yale Open Course, Man of La Mancha