Teacher Guide

Breakfast at Tiffany's 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

    Develop background knowledge of Capote's work by exploring his novella in the larger context of the 50s literary cannon.

  2. 2

    Utilize secondary sources to bolster understanding of the setting and characters within Breakfast at Tiffany's.

  3. 3

    Use creativity as well as analytic problem solving to dive deeper into the characters and setting of the text.

  4. 4

    Expand understanding of cultural impact of Breakfast at Tiffany's by watching the 1961 film rendition of the story.

  5. 5

    Read Breakfast at Tiffany's with the intention of exploring personal analytic...

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