Day 2

The Bell Jar Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Flashback into Time

    Kind of Activity:

    Role Play


    Students will demonstrate a clear understanding of the term flashback and apply the term seen in the literature in an in-class model.

    Common Core Standards:



    Ask the class for a definition of the literary term "flashback." From the first seven chapters of The Bell Jar, where does the author employ flashbacks? For what purpose? What effect does the flashback have for the reader?

    Pass around slips of paper with different instances on them for each student to pick. Each instance should complete the phrase, "I remember..." Options on the slips could include: when learned...

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