Day 2

The Age of Innocence Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Ellen's Journal

    Kind of Activity:

    Creative Writing


    Students will gain insight into another character's point of view and examine why Wharton tells the story from Newland's point of view.

    Common Core Standards:



    Start out the activity with a class discussion, asking the students to discuss the benefits of reading the story from Newland's point of view. Mainly, the students should note that, as a cultural insider and a keen observer, Newland is able to both understand all of the social mores and see the problems with them. If the story was told from...

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