Day 4

Our Town Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Perspective

    Kind of Activity:

    Creative Writing

    Objective:

    Students will be able to understand Wilder's use of multiple perspectives in the play

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.3; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.6

    Structure:

    Provide students with a large picture that contains many people—for example, a picture of the interior of an airplane; a picture of a protest or demonstration on a crowded street; a picture of a full restaurant.

    Ask students to select an individual in the image and to spend ten minutes writing that individual's thoughts, as Wilder does with the passengers in Pullman Car Hiawatha. Is the selected person actually thinking about what they are...

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