Day 1

Desire Under the Elms Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Imagery and Symbolism

    Kind of Activity:

    Long-term Project


    Students will be able to identify and discuss the symbolic significance of imagery in the play.

    Common Core Standards:



    For the duration of the play, have students keep a journal identifying the symbolic nature of the play's imagery.

    Offline (in a notebook), or online using Google Docs (recommended), Dropbox or Evernote: Have students set up a T-Chart, making the left side a place to notice strong imagery in the play and the right side a place to write its significance and symbolism. Stop occasionally throughout the reading to have students share their observations....

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