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Ch 10: Introduction to Literary Criticism Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Introduction to Literary Criticism chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach students about the assessment of all forms of art including literature, visual art, music, and more in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Introduction to Literary Criticism chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Introduction to Literary Theory: Major Critics and Movements Forms of literary theory, including formalism and post-modernism
Tuesday Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose A look at prose structure, metaphors and imagery
Wednesday Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry Technical terms that help us with poetry analysis
Thursday Overview of Literary Periods and Movements: A Historical Crash Course An analysis of the writing that took place throughout various periods in history
Friday Art Criticism: Definition, Function and Examples The assessment and critiquing of music, literature and film

5 Lessons in Chapter 10: Introduction to Literary Criticism Lesson Plans
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Introduction to Literary Theory: Major Critics and Movements

1. Introduction to Literary Theory: Major Critics and Movements

When you hear the word 'theory,' your mind probably darts to the sciences - the theory of relativity, the theory of gravity, etc. Did you know that literature, too, is full of theory? Check out this lesson to get a basic primer on just what literary theory is, and how you might apply it.

Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose

2. Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose

The study of literature is a broad, diverse field. However, there's some general knowledge you should have before you dive in. Check out these terms to get a handle on the basics of prose study.

Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry

3. Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry

Before you start your study of poetry, you'll want to have these technical, literary and genre terms at your disposal. Read on to learn the basics of analyzing poetry!

Overview of Literary Periods and Movements: A Historical Crash Course

4. Overview of Literary Periods and Movements: A Historical Crash Course

When it comes to studying literature, there's about 1500 years of it to take in - and that's just in the English language! Fortunately, you can check out our crash course of key literary movements to see how the art form has developed over time.

Art Criticism: Definition, Function & Examples

5. Art Criticism: Definition, Function & Examples

Art criticism involves analyzing and evaluating every type of art that you can imagine. Find out how to apply it to the art that you want to study, whether it's photography, music, film, sculpture, dance, literature, etc.

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