Jane Eyre Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Help your students summarize the novel 'Jane Eyre' with this lesson plan. Students review key plot points, then examine and analyze characters. Finish up with an engaging activity.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • summarize the plot of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • analyze traits of characters in the the novel Jane Eyre
  • examine and report on the world of women in Victorian times


  • 1-2 hours


  • Access to research resources such as the internet
  • 'Women in Victorian Times' graphic organizer (see below)
  • Novel Jane Eyre

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.1

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.10

By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.


NOTE: This lesson has been designed to meet the needs of students who have completed reading the book Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. To use with students who have not yet read the book, alterations will be necessary.

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