Day 6

Tess of the D'Urbervilles Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Modern Tess

    Kind of Activity:

    Creative Writing


    Students will be able to cultivate a deeper understanding of the novel by adapting it to a modern setting and create an original written piece.

    Common Core Standards:



    Distribute and passage from Emma, by Jane Austen, and read it aloud. Next, show students a corresponding clip from the movie Clueless, directed by Amy Heckerling, a modern adaption of Emma.

    (Chapter XV of Emma, when Mr. Elton professes his love for Emma in the carriage after the party, and the scene...

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