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GR 12 Unit 3

Understanding Literature

Unit Overview
This unit focuses on elements of narrative texts.  Students analyze primary themes and sub-themes in literary texts. Students will look at multiple interpretations of dramas by Shakespeare and notable American dramatists.

There are no formal writing pieces due during this unit, but teachers are encouraged to have students create narrative pieces to deepen their understanding of the mode.

Essential Questions

How do complex and varied themes add to our understanding?


 Vocabulary     Key Understanding
 Primary Theme
the most identifiable theme in a literary text
 any other theme in a literary text
 a set of principles underlying and guiding the work of a particular writer

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