Death of a Salesman 98-page teaching guide bundle with practical, and ready-to-use lessons for teaching Arthur Miller's play Death of a Salesman in grades 9-12. This guide includes comprehensive study of the play, and covers many standards through in-depth reading and analysis. Leaves students with a true appreciation for the themes of the play, as well as a grasp of the many skills this guide addresses.
Here's what Teaching Solutions 4U said: An excellent resource. I teach Gr. 12s and want them to be challenged, but not lost. I don't want cute time-waster activities, but insist on academically sound material that makes them think, analyze, and - most of all - relate. The material fits so well into those expectations. It is flexible enough that any part could be used as "pick and choose", core material, or supplemental material. It saved me many hours of preparation, and when all is said and done, I feel that my students have been given a quality experience with this novel. Excellent job!
Amanda H. said: Great unit. Very thorough and I loved the different types of analysis questions and stage direction questions, etc. Excellent purchase!
Teaching with Simply Novel's Death of a Salesman complete unit gives the rigor you are looking for, while helping your students enjoy the story itself. You can be confident you're addressing the skills your students need to learn, and you'll love having more time on your hands not having to create lessons and materials yourself!
This Death of a Salesman Literature Guide includes:
- List of Pre-Reading Activities and Ideas
- Pre-Reading Activity: Thematic Literary Elements
- Author Biography and Questions on Arthur Miller
- Article and Questions on The Structure of a Play
- Article and Questions on American Theater of the Post-World War II Era
- Historical Background Article and Questions: Post-World War II America
- Complete list of Allusions and Terminology
- Vocabulary lists with and without definitions
- Note-Taking and Summarizing Charts for active reading
- Comprehension and Analysis Study Guide Questions
Specific CCSS: Literature Activities on:
- Staging and Flashbacks
- Character Interactions
- Comparing Literary Works
- Character Development
Specific CCSS: Language Lessons, Activities on:
- Grammar and Usage Spelling, Punctuation, and Capitalization
- Vocabulary in Context
- Word Origins- Etymology
- Precise Word Choice
- Reading/Vocabulary Quizzes for each section
- Multiple Choice Final Exam
- List of Post-Reading and Alternative Assessment Ideas and Activities
- Essay and Writing Ideas
- Sample Agenda
- Notes to the Teacher
- Summary of the Drama
- Two project rubrics for grading
- Response to Literature Rubric
- Answer Key
Debra K. said: Your work is always excellent. I particularly like how I can pick and choose what to use from this depending upon the learning outcomes as well as the amount of time I have to spend on this play. Thank you!