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2 November: “Imitation” by Chiamanda Adichie


I can analyze how the writer's use of stylistic elements contributes to a work of literature's effects and meaning and how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme (RL 3 & L 3).

Entry Task:

As you come into class, grab your binder and prepare to play a round of Blooket to study for our upcoming quiz.

What’s Going On:

Today we will read the longest text of our unit: “Imitation” by Chiamanda Adichie. This gives you the opportunity to track your reactions, look for literary elements from your tool kit, and see how themes are greatly developed. Carefully follow along as you listen to the story and annotate all over your copy of the story while keeping in mind our unit themes:

  • Invisibility: Because of our societal norms and values, we unfairly and systematically prevent those outside of the norm from being truly seen and valued, and this forces many groups of people to become invisible members of our society.

  • Acceptance: When we accept ourselves and others for our individual understanding of the world and for our differences, we will gain increased open-mindedness, and we will better understand everyone’s humanity.

Exit Task:

After reading and discussing together, you will write to make connections to our unit themes. Keep your writing clipped into your binder to finalize as needed later this week before you submit it for feedback.


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