Written by Jill Bloomfield
Essentially a complete teacher's guide and novel unit, this LitPlan Teacher Pack includes lesson plans and reproducible student materials for A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams.
21 Daily Lessons
Short answer study questions
Multiple choice quiz questions
Vocabulary worksheets for each reading assignment
3 detailed writing assignments
Individual and group activities
Critical thinking discussion questions
5 unit tests (2 short answer, 2 multiple choice, 1 advanced)
Review puzzles & games
Bulletin board ideas
Reproducible student materials
A Few Additional Notes
There are three writing assignments in this unit, each with the purpose of informing, persuading, or expressing personal opinions. The first assignment gives students an opportunity to use details from the play to write a letter to Stella, advising her on her relationship with Stanley. Though students will adopt a persona from which to write, they should express their personal opinions about Stanley as both a husband and father. The second writing assignment asks students to practice using secondary sources and to write using facts gleaned from them. Students will write a report detailing an actual incident in which someone suffered as a result of discrimination. This assignment will use the articles students prepared for their non-fiction reading assignment. The final writing assignment requires students to write persuasively about connections they perceive between passages. Students will select three passages which they feel “echo” one another in some way. Students must analyze their passages and put forward an argument about the significance of their discovery.
There is also an independent project in this unit. Students will create time capsules to contain the mementos of their lives, as Blanche has her love letters, tiara and dresses, and they will write about the symbolic importance of each item.
These materials are geared for whole class use but are very easily adapted for independent study work, lit circles or book groups, home school use, or tutoring. If you have never taught this book before, this manual will give you a great foundation of materials on a variety of levels. If you have taught this book before, you might like to know that many veteran teachers have told us they have found our LitPlan Teacher Pack manuals to be much more thorough and more helpful than other materials they have used.
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