Day 4

The Glass Castle Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Talk Show

    Kind of Activity:

    Role Play


    Students will be able to use an unusual form to explore Jeannette's story

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.3; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1


    The teacher should begin by introducing themselves as a popular, scandalous talk show host (it's possible to parody, or take the role of, an existing talk-show host, such as Ellen DeGeneres). That host is here today to interview the Walls family and their community members about their lives up until this point.

    Select seven or eight student volunteers to play different characters—students can choose whom they want to be, but ensure that there are performers for...

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