Unit Plan

Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man in the Spotlight

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Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man is the most frequently cited novel for the Advanced Placement Literature and Composition Open Response Question. Those new to using the book and and veterans as well will find the teaching strategies, the list of suggested supplemental resources, and images invaluable.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups prepare presentations about the writers, the music, and the art referenced
Classroom Considerations
  • Most appropriate for honors or AP level classes
  • Put a protocol in place for a mature, respectful discussion of the language and themes of the novel
  • Some of the materials are dated
  • The 36-page packet includes articles about Ellison and his novel, teaching strategies, historical and music resources, worksheets and graphic organizers, a study guide, and essay prompts
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