Day 1

The Girl on the Train Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    What's the Story With the Pile of Clothing?

    Kind of Activity:

    Creative Writing

    Objective:

    Students will attempt to look at something in Rachel's world and see it the way that she would.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.3

    Structure:

    On the first page of The Girl on the Train, Rachel sees a pile of discarded clothing by the train tracks and wonders how it came to be there.

    Ask the students to answer the following questions about the pile of clothing:

    • What do you think is in this pile of clothing? What is the light blue thing that Rachel sees in the pile?...

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