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Literary Theories

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Introduce ELA scholars to the basics of literary criticism with a 41-slide presentation that identifies eight different approaches to critical analysis. Each approach is defined, and advantages and disadvantages are listed. Also included are questions to guide readers' criticism of a text using that particular theory.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Divide the class into eight groups, assign each group a different literary theory, and have them develop a presentation that identifies the elements of this approach in the novel they are currently studying
Classroom Considerations
  • Most appropriate for advanced level ELA classes
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Pros
  • After the introduction of each theory, the presentation asks pupils to identify elements of that approach in the novel they are currently reading
Cons
  • No specific examples are provided