Day 1

Flannery O'Connor's Stories Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

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    STEAL - Direct versus Indirect Characterization

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Discussion


    Students will be able to use the STEAL method to better understand characterization in O'Connor's stories.

    Common Core Standards:



    Show students the opening scene of "Black Hearts Bleed Red," an adaptation of Flannery O'Connor's story "A Good Man is Hard to Find," found on youtube at: 

    Before you start the film, direct the students to take notes as they watch, writing down at least two aspects of the film that are similar to the opening scene of the original...

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