Day 4

The Yellow Wallpaper Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Author and Work

    Kind of Activity:

    whole class

    Objective:

    to continue the discussion of an author's influence on her work; to understand more about the time period of the story

    Structure:

    Charlotte Perkins Gilman's personal life has many parallels to "The Yellow Wallpaper." Now that the students have read almost all of the story carefully, go back to the discussion of her biography and highlight specifics from Gilman's life that are similar to "The Yellow Wallpaper."

    Does the story become more or less powerful when it is grounded in actual events? Before they knew how the story ended, what did they think would happen next, in the last...

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