ERIC Number: ED481199
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Great Expectations. [Lesson Plan].
Based on Charles Dickens' novel "Great Expectations," this lesson plan presents activities designed to help students understand the differences between totalitarianism and democracy; and a that a writer of a story considers theme, plot, characters, setting, and point of view. The main activity of the lesson involves students working in groups to write a short story, in a serial manner much like Dickens did when he wrote "Great Expectations." 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, Literature Appreciation, Novels, Secondary Education, Short Stories, Vocabulary Development, Writing Assignments, Writing for Publication, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Discovery Communications, Inc., Bethesda, MD.
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Note: Audio and video clips included in the web site version of this lesson plan are not available from ERIC.