Analyze the Impact of Allusions on Text
This Common Core reading literature lesson analyzes the impact of allusions in a text. In this lesson, students will read text with a given allusion. Next, they will interpret the allusion by describing the person or event it alludes to (based on prior knowledge or a provided summary), and then explain the connection between the allusion and the text. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. Familiarity with lesson 7.L.5a Interpret figures of speech (e.g., literary, biblical, and mythological allusions) in context would be helpful. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.