Day 5

A Confederacy of Dunces Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Exploring Characters Through Argumentation

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Discussion

    Objective:

    Students will use argumentation to explore the dimensions of characters and how characterization develops theme.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.1; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.3

    Structure:

    This activity is modeled closely off of the card game, Apples to Apples, by Mattel Games. In the spirit of Ignatius and his sophistry, this object of this game is to use argumentation to explore the qualities and considerations of the different characters in A Confederacy of Dunces. Students play in small groups of four to five. In each round, a "judge" will put forward a card...

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