Type:

Unit

Description:

A complete unit on Ralph Ellison's novel, Invisible Man. Includes complete reading guides and activities, analyzing quotes activities, high-level comprehension questions, essay prompts, thematic questions, comprehensive assessments, reading quizses, supplementary enrichment materials, and prereading activities.

The prereading activity was an analysis of the movie, "Crash," and students were asked to tie in themes of invisibility, rebellion, and identity to the novel.

Subjects:

  • Language Arts > General
  • Language Arts > Literature

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Higher Education
  • Graduate
  • Undergraduate-Upper Division
  • Undergraduate-Lower Division

Keywords:

Invisible Man Ralph Ellison American literature Literature unit

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

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None
Update Standards?

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.9: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work (e.g., how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the Bible or how a later author draws on a play by Shakespeare).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums (e.g., a person's life story in both print and multimedia), determining which details are emphasized in each account.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.9: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Analyze seminal U.S. documents of historical and literary significance (e.g., Washington's Farewell Address, the Gettysburg Address, Roosevelt's Four Freedoms speech, King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail"), including how they address related themes and concepts.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2008-10-27.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This resource is a comprehensive unit for teaching Invisible Man. It includes a complete reading guide, assessments, supplemental information about Ralph Ellison and Marcus Garvey, and prereading activities. The questions in this unit are well crafted, probing and designed to foster close reading. They are used to guide discussion, deepen understanding, elicit higher level thinking, and foster connections. The reader is asked to explore complex themes, such as race, identity and invisibility; the reader is also guided to examine symbolism and to analyze quotes from the book.
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hitu scientist
May 28, 2010

Comprehension is very nice

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J Stith

This is fantastic. My only wish would be that there was another guide with quotes/questions for chapters 15-Epilogue

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