Day 2

Invisible Man Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Life of Ellison

    Kind of Activity:



    Students will be able to understand the author and the context in which Ellison wrote

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.3; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.7; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.8


    Create a timeline for the class spanning the years of Ralph Ellison's life, either a physical timeline on chart paper or an online timeline using classroom software. Mark the publication of Invisible Man as a turning point. Divide students into small groups (three or four members apiece). Each group should be assigned research on a section of the timeline. You can subdivide it using locations in Ellison's life...

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