The Wicked Wit of Jane Austen

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More than 15 of Jane Austen's novels have been adapted into films. While viewers enjoy the lush sets, period costumes, and the depictions of eighteenth-century British gentry, what is often lost in these adaptations is Austen's satire. A short video focuses on the clever wordplay and plot twists that makes Austen a literary standout. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the video to spark interest in independent reading of Austen's works
Classroom Considerations
  • Some readers may need additional support to understand the subtlety of Austen's wit
  • The resource includes the video, a comprehension check, and links to additional Austen resources
  • None
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