ERIC Number: ED481181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
"Split" Character Studies in "Crime and Punishment." [Lesson Plan].
Based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel "Crime and Punishment," this lesson plan presents activities designed to help students understand that: a close study of the characters of a literary classic will yield important clues to an understanding of the work as a whole; an effective analysis of stylistic devices depends upon selection and interpretation of evidence from the text itself; and successful readers will learn to recognize ambiguity and develop an appreciation for the rich implications it offers. The main activity of the lesson involves preparing character studies. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, adaptations, discussion questions, evaluation methods, extension activities, annotations of suggested readings and web links, vocabulary, and related academic standards and benchmarks addressed in the lesson plan. The lesson plan also contains a description of a video clip related to the lesson, comprehension questions related to the video clip, and answers to those comprehension questions. (RS)
Descriptors: Characterization, Class Activities, English Instruction, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Literary Criticism, Literature Appreciation, Novels, Secondary Education, Vocabulary Development
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Discovery Communications, Inc., Bethesda, MD.
Note: Audio and video clips included in the web site version of this lesson plan are not available from ERIC.