Teacher Guide

The Yellow Wallpaper 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

    Reading well: appreciating the achievement of the author by examining and discussing details, symbols, language, and overarching themes and considering how these elements contribute to the whole story.

  2. 2

    Thinking well: using the discussion questions to draw conclusions from evidence and to use evidence to weigh arguments and counterarguments.

  3. 3

    Speaking well: developing oral skills through vocabulary development, debate, and group discussion.

  4. 4

    Listening well: developing a taste for good grammar and strong diction; evaluating oral arguments.

  5. 5


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