Day 1

Kate Chopin's Short Stories Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Portrayal of Dialect

    Kind of Activity:

    Research

    Objective:

    Students will be able to understand the historical context and stylistic significance of Chopin's choices around language and dialect

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.4; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.5; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.9;CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.7; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.4; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.5

    Structure:

    Discuss with the students the different styles of speech portrayed in the stories "Ma'ame Pélagie" and "Beyond the Bayou." How do the characters speak differently from each other within a story and between the two? Why do you think Chopin chose to portray these...

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