Day 4

Oliver Twist Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Twist, Now

    Kind of Activity:

    Creative Writing

    Objective:

    to connect the novel's themes to current day concerns, to write creatively in the style of Dickens, to learn what a pastiche is

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.6

    Structure:

    Ask students to use the internet to find a current news article that addresses any of the themes from Oliver Twist (or, provide links or print-outs for a selection of relevant articles). Articles may be about poverty, family relationships, justice/the law, or societal injustice – to name several examples.

    Then, explain the word “pastiche” – a work that imitates the style of another work.

    Students will...

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