Life of Pi - Downloadable AP Teaching Unit

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Author(s): Martel, Yann
Page Length: 121 pgs
Copyright: 2008
Weight: 0.00 lbs.
Item Code: 302788
ISBN: 9781603893428
ISBN-10: 9781603890298
Create your perfect AP* Literature curriculum and give your students a competitive advantage on the AP* exam with Prestwick House AP* Teaching Units! Save hours of prep time with these guides packed with ready-to-use resources to guide your students through a close, critical, and analytical study of the plays and novels most likely to appear on the Advanced Placement exam in English Literature and Composition. Every title-specific Prestwick House AP* Teaching Unit: •Allows teachers at any level to effortlessly teach new titles like an expert •Saves class time by combining test prep with the literature you’re already teaching •Prepares students for what to expect on test day through free response and multiple choice questions modeled after the exam •Draws student attention to important details with in-depth lecture notes on themes, motifs, symbols, author techniques, and historical context •Focuses students so they can evaluate and analyze literature using the chapter-by-chapter study guide •Helps students to focus in on the type of literary knowledge expected by the College Board and offers essential practice with the facets of literature that appear on the exam year after year through end-of-unit multiple choice and essay items *AP, Pre-AP and the Advanced Placement Program are registered trademarks of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of and does not endorse, these products

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02 Dec 2014 | lindaajoseph@yahoo.com |
If you need to teach the book (and haven't given it a thorough read), these packages might be a good idea, but they aren't really going to help your AP students prepare for the AP exam. Most of the packets for Life of Pi and The Stranger (I have both) consist of tons of questions without much room for writing and not the most thoughtful questions. The questions are good for you, as a teacher, to pull from - or to use as a basis for discussion, but not to send students home with as their chief support for understanding the book. They're just kind of lame. The Multiple Critical Perspectives series is better, but not fool-proof - definitely more thought-provoking and less like the old-fashioned worksheets we were given in the 1970's and early 80's.

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