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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

Can your students accurately summarize Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?' A video lesson allows them to self-check comprehension and a fun activity helps to engage them with the material. Related lessons and extensions are offered for ongoing instruction.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • summarize Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • analyze the characters in the book
  • outline key themes from the book

Length

1 to 2 hours

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.1

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.2

Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.3

Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.7

Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment (e.g., Auden's 'Musée des Beaux Arts' and Breughel's Landscape with the Fall of Icarus).

Materials

  • White card stock
  • Markers

Instructions

NOTE: This lesson is designed for students who have already read Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

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