Day 5

Arcadia Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Imagining the Unseen

    Kind of Activity:

    Creative Writing

    Objective:

    Students will be able to develop their understanding of the play by engaging with the characters who are not seen onstage

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.3.B

    Structure:

    The unseen characters in Arcadia play a significant role in the narrative, especially Lord Byron and Mrs. Chater, but also Lord Croom, and in the contemporary scenes, the mother of Valentine, Chloë, and Gus. Students will write a two- to three-page scene featuring both an unseen character and one who is seen in the play. The scene can take place before, during, or after the action of the play....

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