Teacher Guide

The Count of Monte Cristo 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

    Trace the development of key characters over the course of a novel; analyze characters' actions and motivations, as well as relationships between characters. 

  2. 2

    Make evidence-based judgments about open-ended questions in a literary text.


  3. 3

    Analyze the impact of a historical and/or cultural setting on a novel's plot. 


  4. 4

    Identify key themes in a novel and trace their development throughout the text.

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