Day 4

The Importance of Being Earnest Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Lord and Lady Bracknell at Home

    Kind of Activity:

    Collaborative Writing

    Objective:

    Students will be able to develop a deeper understanding of the character of Lady Bracknell, the humor of Wilde's writing, and the gender dynamics of the play.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.3

    Structure:

    Lord Bracknell is a critical unseen character in The Importance of Being Earnest. He is spoken of often by his wife and daughter, allowing the audience to develop a fairly robust understanding of his character and his relationship with the women in his life even though he never appears onstage.

    Lead the class in a group discussion about what we...

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