Count of Monte Cristo: Concept/Vocabulary Analysis

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Explore the complex themes of Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo with a concept and vocabulary analysis lesson plan. Lead your class in a discussion about the underlying social and historical issues surrounding the novel, as well as the ways that unfamiliar vocabulary can inform one's reading.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Incorporate the themes and suggestions into your novel unit
  • Tie the unit into an additional novel or story with the same themes
  • Connect to a history lesson or class that is based on the same time period in France
  • Show the film version of the book in your class, and have kids compare and contrast the effectiveness of each medium
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson is written by a student teacher, and might need some enhancement for optimal use in your classroom

  • Provides good discussion points and ideas about the main themes and literary devices

  • None