Teacher Guide

Emma 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

    Read Emma with an eye toward Austen's uniquely sympathetic, ironic tone.

  2. 2

    Understand the social order and etiquette of Emma's time and how those constraints affect the narrative.

  3. 3

    Connect the classic text to modern interpretations, and create contemporary retellings of the story.

  4. 4

    Be able to discuss in writing and in a group setting the role of friendship and relationships in Emma, and support critical arguments with textual evidence.

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