Written by Stephanie Polukis
Essentially a complete teacher's guide and novel unit, this LitPlan Teacher Pack includes lesson plans and reproducible student materials for The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.
17 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 is a Group Project and Presentation in this unit. Students are asked to rewrite a section of the play so
that the story is set in the present day, and the characters use colloquial speech. This project requires students to not only understand the basic essence of the plot and the characters, but also write in a way that makes the dialogue and action informative and entertaining. Furthermore, students will be asked to memorize their lines and perform their scenes in front of the class, thus practicing their public speaking skills.
There are three writing assignments, each with the purpose of informing, persuading, or expressing
personal opinions. The first writing assignment asks students to research and report on Victorian marriage
conventions. The second writing assignment asks students to explain how Oscar Wilde’s life, the Victorian Era, and the Aesthetic Movement influenced the text. In the third assignment, students must use the play to develop an opinion about how personal identities are created and developed.
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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