The Glass Menagerie Teacher Resources
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The Glass Menagerie Study Questions & Essay Topics
In this online interactive literature learning exercise, students respond to eight short answer and essay questions about Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie. Students may check some of their answers online.
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
Provided here is a packet of worksheets to accompany The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. To start, readers research words commonly associated with the time period. Then, a list of 30 tough vocabulary words are listed (including elegiac, marquees, and decorously). Several pages of study questions cover all seven scenes of the play, and graphic organizers help readers track specific symbols through the story.
The Glass Menagerie Quiz
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
The Glass Menagerie
Rich in biographical information about Tenessee Williams, this PowerPoint is designed to accompany a lecture on The Glass Menagerie. Concepts covered include The Memory Play, the American Dream/American Nightmare, Modernism, and Expressionism. The presentations could also be used as a teacher resource. Beware the typos!
The Memory Play in American Drama
Learners take a closer look at a memory play. In this American drama activity, students read Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie and analyze it as a memory play. Learners discuss the linear and non-linear aspects of the play prior to composing essays about the play and their performances of the play.
Tennessee Williams: Wounded Genius
Students explore how Tennessee Williams revolutionized American theater with plays like A Streetcar Named Desire and The Glass Menagerie. But he never escaped the painful legacy of his childhood.
Creating Oral Presentations
New to presentation software? Whether used as a teacher resource or to inspire your class, the step-by-step procedures detailed by a tutorial from Inspiration® software will insure top-flight slide presentations. Examples, illustrations, extensions and adaptations are included.
Creating Oral Presentations II
If you are new to digital media and are considering assigning presentations to your young orators, check out the step-by-step directions presented here. Follow the provided script to guide your class in the use of presentation software.
Inspiration: Creating Oral Presentations 1
Use Inspiration® software to plan and create effective and engaging oral presentations in any subject and for any topic. Learners focus on the basic elements of this software; next, they customize the presentation to fit their needs. Inspiration Software can be downloaded for free using a resource link included in this resource.
Landscapes of the Mind
Students review Emily Dickinson's biography and examine themes and forms of some of her poems. They measure ways Graham integrates aspects of Dickinson's life and the themes and forms of her poetry into Letters to the World.
Six Degrees of Lord of the Rings
Here's a fascinating take on a three-year honors, AP language, and AP literature course. Designed for teachers, the presentation suggests how to connect Tolkien's classic to the AP English canon. Very thought-provoking and definitely worth a look.
Creating Oral Presentations Using Inspiration Software II
In the second of two sessions on creating oral presentations, pupils prepare a slide show to accompany their talk using Inspiration software. Find the first component of the project, in which class members diagram, map, and outline their presentations, at the Inspiration website.
Students explore animal folktales and art. In this kangaroo lesson, students examine the photos of artwork from Pennsylvania of exotic animals. Students will recognize that animals are portrayed differently by different artists. Students discuss dogs and list vocabulary about dogs. Students add details. Students compare and contrast their image of the animals.
Arthur Miller and The Crucible
Students investigate the dramatic elements of The Crucible. For this drama lesson, students explore the elements and themes of the Arthur Miller play as they read the play and watch performances of some of the acts. Students then write formal analyses of the play.
Utopia & Utopian Literature By Sir Thomas More
In this online interactive reading comprehension instructional activity, students respond to 14 multiple choice questions based on various Utopian literature. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Modern American Theatre: Intro to Drama
Set this slideshow up at as an independent work station, or to provide your theater arts class with a look at the many manifestations of modern literary drama. Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee, and Arthur Miller are the focus of the text-driven presentation.
Coming of Age Readings: Experiences in Korea and by Asians in America
Bring multi-cultural experiences and literature into your language arts class with this lesson. Here, young readers explore the points of view of first and second-generation Asian immigrants with a list of various fiction and nonfiction novels. They comapre the similarities or differences to American literature that deals with the issue of coming to age. A reading chart and several online resources could be helpful in the lesson.
Exploring A Streetcar Named Desire
Students read and analyze A Streetcar Named Desire. Group activities, web resources, and creative assignments are used to understand the analysis and context of this famous play.
Long Day's Journey into Night Review Quiz
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Exploring A Streetcar Named Desire
Students investigate the dramatic elements of a Streetcar Named Desire. In this drama lesson, students explore the theme of the Tennessee Williams play as they read the play and watch performances of some of the acts. Students then write formal analyses of the play.