All of the words listed below appear frequently in the novel with several, if not all, of them being examined on past SATs. I find that developing vocabulary in conjunction with reading literature provides a better understanding over the alternative of trying to memorize vocabulary in isolation from its contextual setting. According to the CCSS for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies Appendix A, developing a rich vocabulary is best done through repeated exposure of words in a variety of contexts – not simply memorizing word lists.
Furthermore, this novel contains philosophical underpinnings so it is also a good choice for students in AP English Literature and Composition and for CCSS preparation.
Ayn Rand fundamentally disagrees with Nietzsche’s philosophy so I often build assignments around comparing and contrasting the ideas of the two authors. I have several units on Nietzsche posted on TpT already and will be posting more soon.
In this unit there are 25 vocabulary words with definitions and synonyms.
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