Lesson Plan

The Glass Menagerie: Key Themes

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Using the list of expressionist techniques generated in the first lesson plan, groups analyze how Williams uses these techniques to develop one of the play's themes. The whole class then shares and discusses the examples they found where Williams uses different expressionist devices to advance the themes in the play.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Post a list of themes class members identify and have groups add the examples they found for each theme to these posters
Classroom Considerations
  • The second lesson in a three-part unit designed to be taught sequentially
  • Requires copies, one per pupil, of the "Extended Analysis" worksheet
  • Includes a teacher version of the "Extended Analysis" worksheet
  • None
Common Core