AP Lit: Brave New World Reciprocal Teaching, Continued


  • ELAGSE11-12RL2 Determine two or more themes or central ideas of 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.
  • ELAGSE11-12RL1 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.

Learning Target: I can analyze multiple themes in Brave New World by discussing with my classmates so that I can write an AP-Style essay about the book.

Opening Session: Let’s share out from our dystopian stories you wrote yesterday!

Work Session: Today we are continuing with our Brave New World reading and reciprocal teaching model. Check the board for your group members and assignments! You will have 20 minutes to discuss with your Work Group, then we will transition to Home Groups, and then we will debrief as a class.

Closing Session: Write me a paragraph for your Ticket Out The Door:

  • Consider the themes of Brave New World we have discussed so far, particularly the consumer culture and the idea of the “right to be unhappy.” Consider how the consumer culture, soma, and “everyone is happy nowadays” interact with one another. In a well-developed paragraph, explain how consumerism and drugs are taking away someone’s “right to be unhappy,” and whether or not you think that is a bad thing.

Assessment: Formative (class discussion, paragraph writing)

Differentiation: Groups will be paired heterogenously, with strong students helping weak students. The teacher will also provide support to students who are struggling.

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