Why Should You Read Sylvia Plath?

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Are the works of Sylvia Plath relevant to the modern reader? The narrator of a short video argues for why viewers should read the works of Sylvia Plath,  citing lines from Plath's poetry and images from her stories.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have viewers craft an argument essay focused on whether the video has convinced them to read Sylvia Plath
  • Use the video to launch a study of Plath's works
Classroom Considerations

  • The narrator talks about Plath's depression and suicide, topics that may disturb some class members; survey the support services available for students on campus and in the community
Pros

  • The resource includes the video, a comprehension check, links to related articles, and discussion questions
Cons

  • None
Common Core