Day 4

The Long Goodbye Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    CSI: Idle Valley

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Discussion

    Objective:

    Students will find salient details in the text to build a strong mental image of a setting.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.1

    Structure:

    As a class, revisit the chapters surrounding Roger Wade's murder. The goal of this exercise is to use textual evidence to build a rough schematic of the Wade household, and attempt to determine the veracity of the various theories of who killed Wade. We can create a rough layout of the house from Chandler's descriptions. We know that there is some distance between Wade's study and the outlook where Marlowe watched the...

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