Day 1

The Glass Castle Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Travelogue of Home (Part 1)

    Kind of Activity:

    Long-term Project


    Students will be able to use images and collage to consider the Wallses' nomadic existence

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.2; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.7; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.6


    Consider the different places discussed in these chapters. The Walls family moves all over the Southwest and California, we know Jeannette lives in New York City as an adult, and they're about to go to Phoenix. Walls often offers vivid and beautiful sensory descriptions of the desert; consider reading a few of these passages aloud to students and observing the sensory language—visual,...

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