The Importance of Being Earnest Teaching Unit Book 12 Lesson Plans Plus 21 Student Handouts and Activities
Students participate in debates, prepare role plays, and conduct interviews. They complete creative art projects. They draft a variety of writing assignments, including formal essays. They prepare a bibliography. Students conduct research to extend and enhance their study of the play. They review the pre-Raphaelite movement in English literature. They compare Victorian and contemporary language and comedy. They learn to critically evaluate plot.
Supplementary materials include a variety of tests with answer keys.
- Critical thinking
- Social and cross-cultural skills
The Importance of Being Earnest is a three-act comedy written in 1894, which reveals the author’s superior command of language, wit, and mocking of Victorian pretensions and unforgettable epigrams. It presents a plot of four lovers, sometimes partners, sometimes rivals, in witty dialogue. The play allows students to see the art of play writing merged with social criticism, to produce a comedy in which readers are lured to look at themselves.
Includes 12 lesson plans and 21 handouts.
Grades 9–12. High school. Reproducible. 73 pages.
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