You may love Hansberry’s masterpiece A Raisin in the Sun, but how will you make your unit engage the students? Undoubtedly, the play is engaging, but here are some A Raisin in the Sun activities that will get students considering,… Read More »10 Engaging A Raisin in the Sun Activities
I love teaching Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. In fact, this is usually the first long-form lit. text that I teach with a new class. I want the first text to be a success that the class can build on.… Read More »Teaching A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
A Raisin in the Sun discussion questions force students to think critically about the drama and to examine perspectives and biases. I identify four A Raisin in the Sun discussion questions as essential questions in exploring Hansberry’s themes. Part 1:… Read More »A Raisin in the Sun Discussion Questions
Anthem reading quizzes: 1 Anthem reading quiz chapter 1 Which choice identifies the narration (telling) of Anthem? Equality is writing a journal. It is a report from The Council of Elders. Unknown, third-person narrator. Brotherhood is telling a group of children… Read More »Anthem Reading Quizzes
Using Rand’s novella and teaching Common Core standards Whether you love or loathe Rand’s themes, there can be no doubt that she develops literary elements powerfully. Rand’s, craft, structure, point of view, and theme development make it effective to pair Anthem and the Common Core… Read More »Anthem and the Common Core
Teaching Anthem by Ayn Rand offers excellent opportunities for both philosophical and literary exploration (even if you disagree with her themes). Here are some approaches that have helped me in teaching Anthem. I have grouped the ideas into before, during,… Read More »Teaching Anthem by Ayn Rand
After reading Anthem (or any dystopia novel for that matter), many students might think, “Well, that was a very strange waste of my time.” You need activities for teaching Anthem that engage critical thinking. The teacher’s job is to create… Read More »10 Activities for Teaching Anthem by Ayn Rand
Controversial literature is always a challenge. Should we avoid using a text in the classroom because we feel that the inclusion serves to endorse its messages? In this case, we are asking, “Should I teach Anthem by Ayn Rand?” What should… Read More »Should I teach Anthem by Ayn Rand?