Teacher Guide

The Year of Magical Thinking Lesson Plan

Bringing in Technology

Throughout the study of The Year of Magical Thinking, students with disabilities should have the option of using dictation software for writing assignments, text-to-speech software for reading assignments, or any other ADA-mandated technological accommodations.

Many of the classroom activities in this lesson plan incorporate technology, especially for research and presentation purposes.

Days 1 and 2: Students will watch the Netflix documentary Joan Didion: The Center Cannot Hold and use the internet to research obituaries.

Day 4: Students will use the internet to research cultural attitudes towards death.

Day 5: Students will use the internet to research poetry and use PowerPoint (or...

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