Ch 6: Teaching Stephen Crane Books

About This Chapter

If you are currently teaching a literature course and are introducing students to the works of Stephen Crane, then you might use the lesson plans found in this chapter for fun ways you might engage them in this material. Lesson plans focus on group and individual activities and even related history studies that will increase their understanding of and interest in these works.

Teaching Stephen Crane Books - Chapter Summary

Support your own lesson plans about the study of well-known Stephen Crane works such as The Red Badge of Courage and the story 'An Episode of War' with our lessons and lesson plans. Students will have the opportunity to read brief overviews of summaries and analyses of these works, and you can utilize lessons plans that offer suggested class discussions about this author and these literary titles. Creative activities such as classroom skits and writing assignments are designed to further your students' interest in these topics and help to ensure classroom participation.

How It Helps

  • Learning objectives: Use supplemental discussions and activities to support your students' learning of Crane's themes, characters and style.
  • Curriculum standards: Ensures your study of Stephen Crane works meets literary curriculum standards focusing on various literary terms, such as characterization and theme.
  • Activities or games: Involve students in non-standard activities that will help them look at the material in a different way and learn through participation and creativity.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to making planning Stephen Crane lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific Stephen Crane books and 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 Stephen Crane 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 aspects of Stephen Crane books from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant The Red Badge of Courage and 'An Episode of War' activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

8 Lessons in Chapter 6: Teaching Stephen Crane Books
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Stephen Crane Lesson Plan

1. Stephen Crane Lesson Plan

Stephen Crane was one of the most influential American writers of the 19th century. This lesson plan will help you teach your students about his life and work with the use of a text lesson and a meaningful activity designed to connect students with his work.

Stephen Crane: Biography, Poems & Books

2. Stephen Crane: Biography, Poems & Books

Stephen Crane was a 19th century American writer, and is considered to be one of the instigators of Naturalism in literature. In this lesson, read about the man who broke boundaries with his novels and poetry.

The Red Badge of Courage Lesson Plan

3. The Red Badge of Courage Lesson Plan

Despite having never been to war, Stephen Crane tapped into human emotions to figure out the range of emotion felt by soldiers. This lesson plan on The Red Badge of Courage focuses on the plot and how the main character changed throughout.

The Red Badge of Courage: Summary, Characters & Setting

4. The Red Badge of Courage: Summary, Characters & Setting

'The Red Badge of Courage' by Stephen Crane is a story of one soldier's thoughts and emotions during two days of brutal fighting during the Civil War. This lesson covers the summary, characters, and setting of that novel.

An Episode of War Lesson Plan

5. An Episode of War Lesson Plan

Stephen Crane's short story 'An Episode of War' raises important questions about war. This lesson plan explores these ideas with a text lesson and an activity, both of which are designed to create a memorable learning experience for students.

An Episode of War by Stephen Crane: Summary & Analysis

6. An Episode of War by Stephen Crane: Summary & Analysis

'An Episode of War' by Stephen Crane is a short story describing the injury of a young lieutenant during war - from the moment the man was shot until he faced his family. This lesson takes a look at a brief summary and analysis of the story.

The Open Boat Lesson Plan

7. The Open Boat Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help students analyze the development of a central idea, as well as examine the word choices and structure that are used to evoke emotion after they read 'The Open Boat' by Stephen Crane.

The Open Boat by Stephen Crane Summary

8. The Open Boat by Stephen Crane Summary

''The Open Boat'' tells a brooding tale about their struggle to survive. This lesson will provide a section-by-section summary of Stephen Crane's classic short story about four men lost at sea.

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