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Ch 8: Lesson Plans for Kate Chopin's Short Stories

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Check out this collection of lesson plan outlines for a quick way to plan a unit on Kate Chopin's short stories. The chapter, available on a personal computer or mobile device, also includes a variety of supplemental teaching materials that you can easily incorporate in the classroom.

Lesson Plans for Kate Chopin's Short Stories - Chapter Summary

This online teacher resource chapter provides comprehensive lesson plan outlines for several stories by author Kate Chopin, including ''The Awakening'' and ''The Story of an Hour.'' The chapter's lesson supplements cover these stories' characters, settings and summaries. You'll also be able to assign your students lesson quizzes to make sure they fully understand the literary elements of Kate Chopin's work. You can plan your lessons at any time of day or night by using any Internet-connected device.

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  • Simplifies lesson planning: Enables you to design fun and informative lessons on Kate Chopin's short stories.
  • Student engagement: Includes activities to help your students have fun while learning about Kate Chopin and her short stories.
  • Curriculum standards: Ensures your Kate Chopin lessons contain information that meets literature standards.

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This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning Kate Chopin short story lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific Kate Chopin short stories you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your literature class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related Kate Chopin short story lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important short story concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant Kate Chopin-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

11 Lessons in Chapter 8: Lesson Plans for Kate Chopin's Short Stories
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Desiree's Baby Lesson Plan

1. Desiree's Baby Lesson Plan

The storyline of Desiree's Baby represents a dark time in history. This lesson plan provides a video on slavery in the 19th century, a reading assignment on Desiree's Baby and discussion questions on racism, prejudice, discrimination, and sexism. Also included is a lesson quiz to demonstrate learning.

Desiree's Baby: Summary & Analysis

2. Desiree's Baby: Summary & Analysis

In this lesson, we'll take a look at ''Desiree's Baby,'' a short story written in the late 19th century by writer Kate Chopin. We'll explore its plot summary, and then we'll analyze the story's themes.

Kate Chopin's The Awakening Lesson Plan

3. Kate Chopin's The Awakening Lesson Plan

Kate Chopin's The Awakening is a classic but controversial work that was not immediately accepted at the time of its 19th century release. This lesson plan keys into that controversy with a video lesson and activity geared toward analysis.

The Awakening by Chopin: Literary Criticism

4. The Awakening by Chopin: Literary Criticism

This lesson discusses the form and genre of Kate Chopin's 1899 novel, The Awakening. The novel is a realist novel, with naturalist elements. This lesson also discusses the literary critical reception of the novel, which has tended to emphasize the feminist and psychoanalytic undertones.

The Awakening Discussion Questions

5. The Awakening Discussion Questions

'The Awakening' by Kate Chopin is a novel about a woman who has an affair while on the road to self-discovery. This lesson will guide classroom discussions about this book.

Kate Chopin's The Story of an Hour Lesson Plan

6. Kate Chopin's The Story of an Hour Lesson Plan

Kate Chopin was a trailblazer in the genre of feminist literature. This lesson plan uses two video lessons to explain key literary elements of her short story 'The Story of an Hour'. An activity gives students the opportunity for analysis.

Kate Chopin's 'Story of an Hour': Summary and Analysis

7. Kate Chopin's 'Story of an Hour': Summary and Analysis

In this lesson, we will examine the plot and characters of Kate Chopin's most widely read short story, 'The Story of an Hour.' We will consider the ways in which the author's topics of marriage and independence reflect her feminist sensibilities and make this an early work of feminist literature.

The Story of an Hour: Setting & Characters

8. The Story of an Hour: Setting & Characters

There's not much room in 'The Story of an Hour' to create a detailed setting or to introduce a litany of characters. However, Kate Chopin uses her limited characters and setting to tell a powerful story. Learn more about them when you read this lesson.

The Story of an Hour Discussion Questions

9. The Story of an Hour Discussion Questions

'The Story of an Hour' by Kate Chopin is a short story about the loss of a spouse with an unexpected twist. This lesson will guide classroom discussions about this story.

The Yellow Wallpaper Lesson Plan

10. The Yellow Wallpaper Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help students infer the author's position on traditional female roles and identify conflicts as they read the 'The Yellow Wallpaper' by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

The Yellow Wallpaper Discussion Questions

11. The Yellow Wallpaper Discussion Questions

'The Yellow Wallpaper' by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a feminist short story that was published in 1892 about a woman who is suffering a nervous breakdown. This lesson is a guide to conducting effective classroom discussions about this story.

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