Teacher Guide

A Streetcar Named Desire Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Reading well: appreciating the achievement of the author by examining and discussing details and overarching themes and considering how the details contribute to the whole play.

  2. 2

    Thinking well: using the discussion questions to draw conclusions from evidence and to use evidence to weigh arguments and counterarguments.

  3. 3

    Speaking well: developing oral skills through vocabulary development, debate, dramatic readings, and group discussion.

  4. 4

    Listening well: developing a taste for poetic dialogue and evocative stage directions; evaluating oral...

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