Araby Teaching Guide
- 12 pages
- Subject: Allusion, Character Analysis, Historical Context, Imagery, Plot, Setting, Symbols, Themes, Lesson Plans and Educational Resources
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Whether it’s your first or hundredth time, this classic text has been a mainstay of English classrooms for generations. While it has its difficult spots—cryptic references, innuendo, narrative flow—teaching this text to your class will be rewarding for you and your students. It will give them unique insight into the world of Dublin that James Joyce knew, rendered with telling details and psychological subtlety that show how, as Joyce says, “In the particular is contained the universal.” Let’s look at several things to keep in mind before you begin.
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Owl Eyes teaching guides have been designed to help first-time and veteran teachers open up classic works of literature for their students. Our guides provide rich background information, identify key themes and topics, and offer creative and practical approaches to teaching the text.
The main components of each guide include the following:
- A concise history of the text
- An explanation of significant allusions
- Typical teaching approaches
- Tricky issues to address while teaching
- Alternative teaching approaches
- A list of complementary texts
These teaching guides offer valuable context and promote meaningful discussions about novels, plays, poems, and stories that have captivated English Language Arts students for generations. Each guide is comprehensive and concise, thought-provoking and practical.