Recognizing Allusions in Literature
Purpose: Literature satisfies basic emotional needs.
- Students will increase their sense of belonging to a culture when they understand the symbols within it.
- Students will increase their sense of achievement as they learn to recognize those symbols for themselves.
- Students will enjoy the novelty – have fun – finding allusions.
- Students will be encouraged to enjoy the freedom to find allusions in their own independent reading.
Donaldson, Julia. Stick Man. New York: Arthur A. Levine, 2008. Stick Man
King, Thomas. A Coyote Solstice. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2009. Lesson plan: A Coyote Solstice.