Day 2

Bartleby the Scrivener Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Bartleby, the Scrivener Skits

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Work

    Objective:

    To engage the themes of the story by creating a skit

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.2

    Structure:

    This activity might work best at the start of “Day 2,” just after students find out Bartleby did not vacate the offices after being fired.

    To start the activity, lead students through a short discussion on what happened in the story up to this point and why things unfolded the way they did. Students are likely to express surprise or frustration at the events up to that point. Ask students to pinpoint why Bartleby has stayed in the office for so long without...

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