Day 1

Trifles Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

Students should read from the beginning of the play to the stage direction that reads, "The women listen to the men's steps on the stairs, then look about the kitchen."

Common Core Objectives

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Note that it is perfectly fine to expand any day’s work into two days depending on the characteristics of the class, particularly if the class will engage in all of the suggested classroom exercises and activities and discuss all of the thought questions.

Content Summary for Teachers

Part I

Three men enter a farmhouse: George Henderson (the county attorney), Henry Peters (the sheriff), and Lewis Hale (a...

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