Day 4

Tess of the D'Urbervilles Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Should She Tell

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Discussion

    Objective:

    Students will be able to develop a deeper understanding of Tess's motivations

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.11-12.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.11-12.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.11-12.3.A, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.11-12.5, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.3

    Structure:

    Conduct a debate. Break students into two teams. Each team will choose three speakers.

    Students will respond to the resolution: "Tess should to tell Angel about her past."

    Explain the resolution more deeply. Tess has been raped, and borne a child, who died. She knows that those events were not her fault, but she also knows that...

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