Day 5

Angela's Ashes Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Talk Show

    Kind of Activity:

    Role Play


    Students will be able to use a playful format to explore the serious repercussions of Frank's story

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.3; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.6


    Introduce yourself to the class as a talk-show host (you can parody or take the role of an existing talk-show host—Ellen, the women from The View, etc.). You are here today to interview the McCourts and the people of Limerick about Frank McCourt's departure for America.

    Select eight student volunteers to be different characters. The McCourt family members—at least Frank, Malachy the elder, Malachy the younger, Angela, and Michael—need...

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