Day 4

As I Lay Dying Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Set A Course

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Work

    Objective:

    Students will trace the path of Bundrens' journey to Jefferson

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.3

    Structure:

    The homework assignment in which students print out a map and draw out the "ideal" path to Jefferson may be used here, or it can be incorporated into the classroom.

    Students should undergo this assignment with a map of the novel's events in front of them. In small groups, have students first create a list of events that have taken place since the Bundrens departed for Jefferson. They should touch on key events, such as crossing the river and staying at Samson's house. Groups should ultimately be...

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