Teacher Guide

The Importance of Being Earnest Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    In both writing and classroom discussions, students will form and defend their own opinions about the text's meaning, citing specific textual evidence or inferences drawn from the text to defend these opinions.

  2. 2

    Students will gain a greater understanding of and appreciation for: humor, wordplay, irony, paradox, farce, aestheticism, and absurdism.

  3. 3

    Students will build vocabulary through various techniques, including using context and consulting reference materials.

  4. 4

    Students will gain a greater understanding of late Victorian politics, culture,...

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