Count of Monte Cristo: Unsent Letters

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To demonstrate their understanding of the relationships in Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo, readers are asked to assume the voice of one of the characters and draft a letter addressing another individual in the story.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Craft an assignment sheet that details the assignment, provides a model drawn from the text, and includes the rubric that will be used to assess the letter
Classroom Considerations

  • Part of a series of resources designed to be used with a reading of Dumas' novel
Pros

  • The letter may be used to assess the reader's understanding of the relationships in the story
Cons

  • Neither specific directions nor a rubric for the assignment are included
  • The assignment presumes readers have experience writing in the voice of a character