Day 2

Uncle Tom's Cabin Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Description and Illustration

    Kind of Activity:

    Artistic Response


    Students will be able to respond to Stowe's descriptive writing by creating a work of art

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.3; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.5


    Discuss Stowe's descriptive writing style with the students. Although she's telling what they may now see is a polemical story, there to make a persuasive point, she often spends a great deal of time on her descriptive writing, on setting the different scenes using wide-ranging sensory detail. Read a few pre-selected passages aloud to the class: do students feel they can picture the settings or the characters in the...

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