Who's Huey Long? Who's Willie Stark?
Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to understand the story behind Warren's roman à clef
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.3; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.7; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.8
If your edition of All the King's Men contains an introduction or preface, review it briefly with the students. If it does not, have them look at a description of All the King's Men on GradeSaver. This is likely to reveal to them that the novel is widely considered to be about a real historical figure, Huey Long.
Who was Huey Long? Divide students into small groups and ask them to conduct...
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