Unit Plan

The Metamorphosis

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How can something be true even if it didn't happen? Invite your classes to investigate the truths found in the world of magical realism as they analyze short stories, poems, informational texts, video, and art from this genre.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Discuss the concept of the willing suspension of disbelief
  • Assign groups different creatures that Kafka could have chosen Gregor to transform into and have them consider if this change would make a significant difference in the story


Classroom Considerations
  • Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis serves as the anchor text for the unit
  • Most appropriate for advanced level classes
  • The 21-page packet includes a carefully scaffolded unit plan, 10 lessons, links to the required texts, assessments, and a rubric for the essay
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