THE COLOR OF WATER
AP* Literature Teaching Units
Reproducible curriculum unit
By the end of this unit, students will be able to: identify the writing conventions of memoir as a genre; identify motifs in the novel and explain how they contribute to thematic development; evaluate a narrator to determine the narrator’s level of reliability; identify conflict(s) in the text and analyze the text to explain how the author produces conflict; analyze the use of literary elements such as in medias res, irony, metaphor, simile, and tone; analyze the effect of word choice and sentence structure on meaning, tone, and thematic development; and offer a close reading of The Color of Water and support interpretations using evidence from the text and knowledge of literary allusions and period history. 71 pages. ©2012.
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