Teacher Guide

The Glass Castle 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

    Students will be able to understand the character development in The Glass Castle.

  2. 2

    Students will contextualize the work in the memoir genre.

  3. 3

    Students will be able to discuss the author's career as a journalist as a stylistic influence on her writing.

  4. 4

    Students will be able to discuss the questions of class, race, and gender in the book.

  5. 5

    Students will be able to write responses both academic and artistic to different aspects of the book.

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