Day 4

All the King's Men Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Romans à Clef (Peer Revision)

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Discussion

    Objective:

    Students will work together to revise their rough drafts

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.3; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.5; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.1

    Structure:

    By now, groups of students have finished the rough drafts of their romans à clef. Ask groups to share what they think is good about their work so far and what they're worried about.

    Then, ask students to define what makes a good roman à clef. Since by now they've been exposed to the bulk of All the King's Men as well as excerpts from other novels, they should have ideas about what qualities make a roman à clef strong and...

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