Teacher Guide

Angela's Ashes 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

    Students will be able to both engage with and historically contextualize the story of Frank and the McCourt family.

  2. 2

    Students will develop a deeper understanding of the genre of memoir.

  3. 3

    Students will engage with the way that McCourt's work incorporates other genres (poetry, song, fiction).

  4. 4

    Students will consider such themes as family, poverty, religion, and imagination in the book.

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