Collection #3: Responses to Change


Students: On this page, you will find the directions for your assignments in Collection #3, which begins on page 91 of your digital textbook.

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We will have our first Socratic Circle at the end of this unit.

Day 1:

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Think, Pair, Write, Share: Consider the above Chinese proverb. What does it mean?

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  • Copy your academic vocabulary into your Google Drive “Vocabulary” folder.


  • Read the background information on the writer Franz Kafka.

  • As you read, note details and pacing that help Kafka’s story evolve. Create the chart below to keep track of your information.

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A copy of this chart is in Google Drive.

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Example: (Please note this example is not finished. Your response must give at least three examples to substantiate your answer).

 A sense of reality was created for the main character because the author described how Gregor felt pain: Gregor attempts to open his bedroom door with his mouth and is overwhelmed with the pain of having to rotate with the door handle (Kafka lines 383-384).



Homework: Complete the analysis question in your “Metamorphosis” handout.


Day 2: Read from The Metamorphosis the Graphic Novel by Peter Kuper.

  1. Write your questions generated during the reading. (see digital handout in Google Drive)

  2. Complete questions #1-4 on page 126.

  3. Collaborative Discussion:

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Homework: Complete semantic maps for your vocabulary words. See your digital handout.


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Day 3: The Metamorphosis -Inspired Narrative Assignment


  • Students will create an original narrative inspired by the themes and plot of Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis.

  • Directions for the assignment are located in Google Drive.

    • A link to the assignment is also provided here.

  • Due: April 15th  or April 18th 

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