Unit 4:


How does literature mirror the realities of our societies?
~ 22 days

Enduring Understandings of Unit Plan:

  • Otherness is the state or fact of being distinct or different; stereotypes are generalizations about a group of individuals. 
  • Stereotypes divide groups of people because they see each other as “the other.” 
  • Authors are influenced to write about the “other” in fiction to provide commentary on reality. 

Unit Outline

24 Components

Unit 4 explores the effects that exclusivity has on an individual, a society, and humanity as a whole. Students will unpack the concept of otherness through the analysis of a fictional text that will act as an entry point into larger discussions on this complex topic. Students will revisits literary analysis, this time with an on-demand prompt with a cold-read that mirrors the Text Analysis Essay on the NYS Regents exam.  Students will analyze the building blocks of a story, or the plot,  and take a closer look at the literary devices that writers develop to impact a storyline and create a coherent narrative.

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