Lesson Plan

Pride and Prejudice: Discussion Web

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Both Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy have proud moments, but who is more prideful? Explore Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice with a discussion web that compares both characters in a brainstorming graphic organizer. Each side provides enough space to jot down notes and passages about the characters, with lines in the middle for kids to come up with their conclusion.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the conclusion as a thesis statement in a persuasive essay
  • Have kids work together to come up with both reasons and textual evidence for their arguments
  • Assign opinions to different groups and form a debate for kids to argue their points
Pros
  • Creative way to brainstorm for a compare-and-contrast essay or debate
  • Includes a student version and teacher example
Cons
  • None