Day 1

Death of a Salesman Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Text and Performance

    Kind of Activity:

    performing and discussion

    Objective:

    understanding a play as a performative text

    Structure:

    Plays are usually meant to be heard and watched, not merely read. Some teachers may choose to read each scene in class over the course of the unit, while others may prefer to have students read the play for homework and then organize a reading of the entire work (or much of it) as the culmination of the unit.

    Explain to students that unlike a novel, a play is usually designed to be experienced in a group. Therefore, it is impossible to get the full experience of most plays if they only read them; it is vital to hear the words aloud.

    Playwrights...

Join Now to View Premium Content

GradeSaver provides access to 741 study guide PDFs and quizzes, 4429 literature essays, 1449 sample college application essays, 183 lesson plans, and ad-free surfing in this premium content, “Members Only” section of the site! Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders.

Join Now

Already a member? Log in