Day 4

Trifles Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Gendered Ability in I[Trifles]

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Work


    Discuss the role of gender in I[Trifles]

    Common Core Standards:



    "Trifles, Susan Glaspell's little play, is an ingenious study in feminine ability at inductive and deductive analysis by which two women through trifles bring out the motive for a murder. As the protagonists, Marjorie Vonnegut and Elinor M. Cox are true to life in the repressive subtlety of their work."

    The text above is a review of Trifles from a 1917 performance. As a class, conduct a close-reading of this excerpt. You should note, in particular, that the reviewer attributes Mrs. Hale and Mrs....

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