Desiree’s Baby, Kate Chopin short story, literary analysis, PDF & Google Drive

Laura Randazzo
55.5k Followers
Grade Levels
9th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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  • PDF
  • Google Apps™
  • Multimedia
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7-page PDF + Google Drive version of student handouts (uneditable)
$3.00
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Laura Randazzo
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Description

Empower your students to become media critics as they examine two versions of Kate Chopin’s compelling short story, “Désirée’s Baby.” By using a close reading of Chopin’s original text and a modern retelling of the story from the popular Fictional podcast, students will be equipped to meet the complex requirements of CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.7: Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment.

This PDF download includes a full-text copy of the public domain story, a link to an audio version of an actor reading “Desiree’s Baby,” a 10-question short answer question sheet (with detailed answer key, of course), and a link to the 29-minute podcast. Google Drive versions of the story and question sheet are also included.

Interested in more short story materials?

Click here for a similar podcast-based lesson for O. Henry’s “The Last Leaf.”

Click here for a budget-priced four-week unit featuring nine classic short stories.

Please note: These materials for Kate Chopin’s “Desiree’s Baby” are not included in my short story bundle.

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Cover image credit: Pixabay, Public domain

Total Pages
7-page PDF + Google Drive version of student handouts (uneditable)
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
2 days
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Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11–12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 11-CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.

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