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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