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Jane Austen's Emma Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde
This lesson plan focuses on a text lesson to help your students summarize plot and analyze characters in Jane Austen's 'Emma.' Discussion questions and a quiz are included, along with an activity to help concepts stick.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • summarize Emma by Jane Austen
  • analyze characters in Emma by Jane Austen

Length

1 - 1.5 hours

Materials

  • Copies of the text Emma by Jane Austen, one for each student
  • Copies of the lesson quiz, one for each student

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.9-10.6

Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature.

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