Day 1

Death of a Salesman Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

Read the first half of Act I (up to page 41 in the Penguin edition), to the point after Young Linda and Young Bernard exit, but before Happy returns and finds Willy standing in the kitchen.

Common Core Objectives

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    Introduction to reading dramatic literature: learning how to imagine a play's performance and to appreciate the script as the means to an end, not the end product itself. Remember that an act is meant to form a unit and that reading half an act (especially when there are no separations of scenes) might create an artificial break that could alter one's appreciation of the text.

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    Introduction to reading well: learning how to become acquainted with a new work of...

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