Day 1

Great Expectations Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Introductory Discussion Activity

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Discussion


    Students will consider themes found in the novel by examining their own lives.

    Common Core Standards:



    Before beginning to read Great Expectations, students can use this activity to consider how some of the ideas in the novel play out within their own life experiences. In the novel, Pip has goals, life-changing experiences, points of pride, and moments of regret. Students can reflect on these things in their own lives, as well.

    The teacher should set a timer for five minutes. Students will have five minutes per question to...

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