The Lady or the Tiger Activities

Instructor: Clio Stearns

Clio has taught education courses at the college level and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.

~'The Lady or the Tiger?~' is a complex and dark story that many students will find very compelling. This lesson offers a series of activities you can use in your classroom to involve students in the text.

Teaching ''The Lady or the Tiger?''

Are your students reading ''The Lady or the Tiger?'' by Frances Richard Stockton? This is the story of a king who has a unique system of justice wherein the accused has to choose between two doors: Behind one door is a lady, but behind the other is a tiger. When his daughter's suitor is faced with this choice, she secretly signals him as to which door he should choose. The story contains many compelling characters and plot twists, and the ending will catch many students off guard.

To make sure that all of your students can access the story and get as much out of it as they can, you might want to incorporate activities into your instruction. The activities in this lesson are designed to keep all students engaged with ''The Lady or the Tiger?''

Visual Activities

This section offers activities that will appeal most strongly to the visual learners in your class. Their paintings will provide an illustration of the story's central premise and help them think about all of the challenges embedded in the suitor's choice.

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