Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis is a novella that is a masterpiece, widely taught in classrooms.
Students will view supporting video clips on the theme and plot as well as listen to an inspiring and creative Seussian retelling of Kafka’s The Metamorphosis by the Late David Rakoff featured on This American Life. Included in the material is a link to an Atlantic Monthly essay evaluating Kafka’s greatness.
The lesson supports the 2011B AP English Literature and Composition examination free response thematic prompt on an illuminating moment or episode in a novel. Students will work with AP style multiple choice questions and craft a persuasive thesis sentence for the prompt. Instructions and strategies are included on how to teach a rhetorical précis, and facilitate a gallery walk, and the Socratic Seminar.
These lessons fit any Honors Literature class, Pre-AP, American Literature, World Literature or AP English Language or Literature class to prepare students for AP English Literature exams, Common Core extended response assessments, American Literature Course exams, the SAT and ACT essay and critical thinking activities.
The packet includes complete lessons, Common Core standards, essential and key questions.
Tags: Close Reading, writing, Pre-AP, critical thinking, alienation, theme