Day 2

The Girl on the Train Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Who is Living Your Perfect Life?

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion


    Students will describe their own idea of what a perfect life looks like, as Rachel has done with "Jason and Jess."

    Common Core Standards:



    Rachel invents "Jason and Jess," because they are the people who are living the life she perceives to be ideal. Ironically, Megan, the woman whom Rachel has selected as the human embodiment of "Jess," is deeply unsatisfied with her life. This is largely because, while Rachel longs for upper middle-class suburban family life, Megan finds it dull and isolating. She doesn't...

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