AP Lit: Battle Royale, Day 2


  • RL.11-12.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain. Common Core State Standards English
  • RL.11-12.7 Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating how each version interprets the source text. (Include at least one play by Shakespeare and one play by an American dramatist.) Common Core State Standards English
  • RI.11-12.6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text. Common Core State Standards English

Scholars will be able to identify symbols and understand their meaning in an extended text.

Warm Up
Read to class “A Horation Notion” What do you think it is about?

What part of what we read yesterday was most striking to you? What part was most surprising? What do you think that the author is trying to say?

Work Session

Reading the “Battle Royale” section again, identify various symbolic aspects of the fight scene and how it symbolizes how black people are turned against each other.

Read “What is an initiation story) on page. 296. Answer either question 1 or 2 (student choice)

Closing Session

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