Whole Class Text Study: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
E.Q: How can readers of complex texts effectively discern, and then communicate what they have discerned, about author’s craft, structure content and style?
- To have a shared experience around a "classic" text that is suggested as an 11th grade exemplar by the Common Core Standards. We will consider if this text is one we feel should be read by all students as a whole class text as a part of our year-long analysis of the high school literary canon.
- To continue to develop our skills discerning and analyzing complex literary texts
- To continue to develop our skills communicating our arguments about the text in writing and discussion
- To use this text to practice for the literary analysis writing task on the Common Core Regents (part 3)
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View: Melissa Harris Perry (from MSNBC news channel) on the proposed Ohio state ban of The Bluest Eye
View: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's TED talk on "The Danger of a Single Story"
Christy Reading the Text Aloud