Breaking Down Complex Literature

Grades 9-12 / ELA / Poetry
CCSS: ELA.RL.9-10.3

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RL

Reading Standards for Literature 6-€“12

9-10

9th & 10th Grades

3

Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.

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Lesson Objective
Understand Browning's "My Last Duchess"
Length
5 min
Questions to Consider
How does Ms. Mortlock's script help students understand the poem?
How can you use these strategies when teaching other pieces of literature?
What role does small group discussion play in this lesson?
Common Core Standards
ELA.RL.9-10.3

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  • My Last Duchess Lesson Plan

    Lesson plan for Robert Browning's My Last Duchess

  • My Last Duchess Original Poem

    Original version of My Last Duchess

  • My Last Duchess Re-written

    Re-written version of My Last Duchess

  • My Last Duchess Mind Map

    Visual mind map for My Last Duchess lesson

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Lesson Idea (Common Core) Breaking Down Complex Literature

Grades 9-12 / ELA / Poetry

Breaking Down Complex Literature