Day 3

Heart of Darkness Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

read Part 2, second half

Common Core Objectives

  1. 1

    #1 Reading well

    Continued practice in comprehending and analyzing the events of the novel and the author's perspective in relating them.

  2. 2

    #2 Thinking well

    Especially during the second half of Part 2, students need to focus on the more formal elements of the book. The framing device of a story-within-a-story is disruptive in this section, as suddenly we are catapulted as readers from Marlow's reverie back to the Thames, and then back to the Congo again. Students need to understand the relation between form and content in reference to this section of the book especially.

  3. 3

    #3 Writing well

    Students will creatively build a bridge...

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