Modernism Unit

Subject/Grade:  English III
Developed by: Kimberly Livaudais
JCS Unit Plan Name: Modernism
Pacing: 3 weeks
CCSS  Standard(s): 

11-12.RL.2-DETERMINE two or more themes or central ideas of a text and ANALYZE their development over the course of the text, including how they INTERACT and BUILD on one another to produce a complex account; PROVIDE an objective summary of the text.

11-12.RI.2-DETERMINE two or more central ideas of a text and ANALYZE their development over the course of the text, including how they INTERACT and BUILD on one another to provide a complex analysis; PROVIDE an objective summary of the text.

11-12.RI.7-INTEGRATE and EVALUATE multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.

Key Concepts:

●        Theme

●        Central Idea

●        Objective Summary

●        Point of View

●        Progression of events

●         Purpose 

Essential Question:

●        How does one man’s word start a war?

●        How does the modern world isolate people from each other?

●        How does a writer us a variety of strategies to advance an theme?

 

Standard English III Lessons and Handouts:

Modernism Unit Introduction

Introductory Powerpoint on objectives, concepts, and literary and historical background


Modernism Notes for PPT

Cornell style notes for the power point

 


The Egg by Sherwood Anderson

“The Egg” by Sherwood Anderson text


The Egg questions

Questions for “The Egg”


Richard Cory and Prufrock poems

“Richard Cory” by Edwin Robinson and “The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot texts


Prufrock-Cory poem venn diagram

Venn diagram for “Richard Cory” and “Prufrock”


Robert Frost Worksheet

Robert Frost poems and questions


 “Prufrock” comic strip

Comic strip version of “The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliott


Rose for Emily

“A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner text

 


A Rose for Emily group questions

Questions for “A Rose for Emily” – class is be divided into two groups to answer assigned questions and then report out to the class


Multiple Choice for Rose for Emily

Multiple Choice questions for “A Rose for Emily”


Walt-Whitman-and-Langston-Hughes

“I Hear America Singing” and “I Too Sing America” venn diagram

 


Comparing the Poems of the Harlem Renaissance

Group assignment with poems included t to analyze an assigned poem from the Harlem Renaissance. Students will present their findings to the class.


HARLEM RENAISSANCE RESEARCH PROJECT honors

Harlem Renaissance research project


mother_to_son multiple choice

Multiple Choice common assessment of a Langston Hughes poem


A Raisin in the Sun a play by Lorraine Hansberry

A Raisin in the Sun handout to go along with the movie version of the play


 

Honors English III Lessons and Handouts:

Modernism Unit Introduction

Introductory Powerpoint on objectives, concepts, and literary and historical background


Yellow Wallpaper by Gilman

“The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman text


The Yellow Wallpaper Multiple Choice

Multiple Choice questions for “The Yellow Wallpaper on theme development


IIN ANOTHER COUNTRY

“In Another Country” by Ernest Hemingway text


Yellow Wallpaper and In Another Country questions

Questions to compare “The Yellow Wallpaper” and “In Another Country” on theme


Rose for Emily

“A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner text


Stem Question Activity for rose for emily

“A Rose for Emily” stem questions for students to create their own multiple choice questions


Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock text

“The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot text to be annotated for figurative language, tone, and theme

The Love Song of Prufrock

Power point version of poem with imagery


Prufrock activities

Anchoring activities for “The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock”

 

 


Robert Frost poems and analysis – honors

Robert Frost poems and analysis


 Birches

“Birches” poem by Robert Frost with multiple choice questions for a common assessment


Glaspel A Jury of Her Peers questions

“A Jury of Her Peers” by Susan Glaspell text with discussion questions by Prestwick


The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” by James Thruber text with test questions


Comparing the Poems of the Harlem Renaissance

Group assignment with poems included t to analyze an assigned poem from the Harlem Renaissance. Students will present their findings to the class.


harlem renaissance unit honors

Harlem Renaissance research project

 

 


A Raisin in the Sun a play by Lorraine Hansberry

A Raisin in the Sun handout to go along with the movie version of the play


3rd period class activity-raisin in the sun msl

Analyzing student writing assignment that goes with A Raisin in the Sun


Our Town Introductory Activity

Our Town Introductory Activity – creating a map of Grover’s Corner


Our Town Writing and Group Activities

Our Town group writing assignments – choice of different thematic prompts


Our Town Discussion Questions

Our Town discussion questions


21st-Century Grover’s Corners, With the Audience as Neighbors

An article about the play Our Town  


Our Town journal with 21st Century article

Journal response to the article on Our Town

 


Our Town Group Concluding Activity

Our Town concluding research and writing assignment

 


 

OCS/ESL English III Lessons and Handouts:

Modernism Unit Introduction

Modernism power point


Modernism Notes for PPT

Cornell style notes for Modernism power point


OCS Frost poem and questions

Frost poem with questions about imagery and meaning


Walt-Whitman-and-Langston-Hughes

“I Hear America Singing” and “I Too Sing America” by Whitman and Hughes poems and venn diagram


Rose for Emily

“A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner text


Multiple Choice for Rose for Emily

“A Rose for Emily” multiple choice questions


3 Replies to “Modernism Unit”

    1. Modernism in both America and England had its roots in World Wars I and II. Primary concerns in both are the decay of traditional ideas of perfection – in America, it is the loss of the American dream and the loss of hope. In England, this is a rejection of Victorian mores. One of the main differences perhaps would be in the deliberation of the rejection of previous ideologies by the British while the Americans tended to not deliberately reject the American dream, but feel that it was forcibly ripped from them. The Dust Bowl and the Great Depression probably had much to do with this. Americans were really given the choice in their loss, but the British chafed against the strictures of the Victorian moral code. Another similarity in both literary eras was the rise of individualism – each individual was an island in a raging sea – separate from others. A key difference between the two countries, however, would be that individualism was not necessarily new to America. Individualism was a key characteristic of American identity. What is new in Modernism was the bleak isolation inherent in individualism, thus the loss of hope comes through. In British Modernism, individualism is fresher and not quite so dark and bleak.

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