Day 1

The Bell Jar Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    A Portrait of the Author

    Kind of Activity:



    Students will be able to understand the basic biographical details of the author, to inform their analysis of the novel.

    Common Core Standards:



    Divide the class into groups, one group per biographical element: Plath the student, Plath the daughter, Plath the wife, Plath the writer, and Plath the wife.

    Ask each group to closely examine a biographical aspect through research and prepare a casual presentation for a group discussion of Sylvia Plath. Each group should answer the question "who is Sylvia Plath the ____" by filling in the aspect assigned to the group and...

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