Day 4

Invisible Man Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Visions and Description

    Kind of Activity:

    Artistic Response

    Objective:

    Students will be able to translate Ellison's dreamlike, descriptive writing into another medium

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.5; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.7

    Structure:

    Ralph Ellison is a unique writer; the book is full of lush visual description and yet still oddly surreal. Read a passage with the students to make this point (perhaps the scene at the Golden Day or the chase along the rooftops). You may choose to read the passage aloud yourself. Emphasize Ellison's use of sensory detail—it feels as though it's happening right now, as though you're right there with the protagonist, and...

Join Now to View Premium Content

GradeSaver provides access to 747 study guide PDFs and quizzes, 4481 literature essays, 1451 sample college application essays, 183 lesson plans, and ad-free surfing in this premium content, “Members Only” section of the site! Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders.

Join Now

Already a member? Log in