Teacher Guide

Kate Chopin's Short Stories Lesson Plan

Notes to the Teacher

Every classroom is different, but Kate Chopin's short stories open a window onto the Reconstruction and post-Reconstruction American South, into the minds of women, and onto love and desire in the nineteenth century—all subjects that may prove of interest to many students. These lessons and activities provide many different approaches to these themes; select those that best suit the strengths and interests of your own class.

The thought questions in this lesson plan provide material and ideas that students can use to write short original essays and to develop their powers of analysis.

The questions provided for the final paper are most suitable for student essays. For the sake of...

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