Use the Biographical Approach to Analyze a Work of Literature
This literary response and analysis lesson focuses on using the biographical approach to analyzing a work of literature. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students read the passage and then underline the sentences that reflect the author's life. Then, they determine whether the biographical reference shows the author's heritage, traditions, beliefs, or attitudes. Finally, they interpret what the author's life was like. In addition to the lesson, there are five pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after current adaptive testing items.