About This Chapter
Teaching Great Expectations - Chapter Summary
This chapter provides a resource for teachers preparing to teach Great Expectations. You can use it to outline your lesson plan for the novel while considering several tools you can employ to stimulate student learning in and out of the classroom. These ideas include:
- Possible essay topics for Great Expectations
- Questions to use for classroom discussion
- Study questions for students to think about when reading the book
How It Helps
- Constructs a framework: You can use the lesson plan section to help you prepare your outline for teaching Great Expectations.
- Offers resources for in-class learning: You'll review questions to bring up in the classroom that hit on key aspects of the novel.
- Extends learning beyond the classroom: This chapter also offers suggestions for essay assignments and study questions you can assign to students for further engagement with the novel.
By the end of this chapter, you'll feel more prepared to:
- Teach Great Expectations through an organized design that caters to student learning
- Stimulate in-class conversation on the novel
- Present students with essay and study assignments that will help them explore the novel in greater depth
1. Great Expectations Lesson Plan
Help students summarize the novel 'Great Expectations' using this post-reading lesson plan. Students will write about the characters, theme, and plot of the book, then set up a learning walk to apply concepts.
2. Great Expectations Essay Topics
This lesson will include some essay topics from Charles Dickens' Great Expectations. These topics will be organized by theme, or subject, with additional information to help guide your students.
3. Great Expectations Discussion Questions
Teachers, utilize this lesson to confirm students read the book. The questions will challenge their critical thinking and literary analysis skills. This lesson may be used in a traditional classroom or online environment.
4. Great Expectations Study Questions
Teachers, utilize this lesson to confirm your students read the book. Assign the 'Literary Analysis' and 'What Do You Think' questions to further enhance their skills. This lesson may be used in a traditional classroom or online environment.
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