Discussion Guide for Jane Eyre

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The ambiguity in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre makes the novel a perfect choice for a shared inquiry discussion. Readers respond to open-ended questions with evidence drawn directly from the text. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • If class members are not familiar with the shared inquiry approach to literature discussions, model how to craft open-ended discussion questions and follow-up questions
  • Assign individuals a section of the text, have them develop shared inquiry questions, and then lead the discussion of that portion of the story
Classroom Considerations

Pros

  • The eight-page packet includes an introduction to the novel and its themes, 11 text-based discussion questions, 3 reflective questions that ask readers to consider universal themes, and a brief biography of Charlotte Bronte
Cons

  • None