Teacher Guide

The Yellow Wallpaper Lesson Plan

Notes to the Teacher

Page numbers cited in this lesson plan come from the Bantam Classic edition: "The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Writings," New York: Bantam Dell, 2006.

How to employ a Socratic method when teaching this book (or how to engage students in discussion of this book):

Using this narrative to launch a full-scale discussion of gender inequalities may distract students from the goals of an AP English course or any course meant to understand the text. Be careful not to insert your own views about gender if they are not suggested in the text. Do not exaggerate or overgeneralize; remember the state of feminism in Gilman's time. Nevertheless, many students will be able to use this theme as...

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