THE BEAN TREES
AP* Literature Teaching Units
Reproducible curriculum unit
By the end of this unit, students will be able to: explain the significance of the novel’s title and of the chapter titles; discuss the role of narrative voice and analyze Kingsolver’s use of point of view; discuss the credibility of the narrator and how that is measured; analyze the use of humor and sarcasm in the novel; discuss the function of setting and the role of nature in the novel; examine the impact of the social and political issues present in the novel on plot, character, and theme; identify , discuss, and support the novel’s major themes; trace the development of symbols in the novel and explain their relevance and meaning; explain the effects of the literary and rhetorical devices used in the novel; trace the character development of the novel’s protagonist, Taylor, and evaluate in what respects she can be considered a hero; and discuss the novel as a feminist piece of literature. 89 pages. ©2010.
This title is part of the series: AP* LITERATURE TEACHING UNITS