"Desiree's Baby" by Kate Chopin is a great story with a surprise ending! You can easily teach inference skills, foreshadowing, characterization, and theme using this story.
"Desiree's Baby" lesson plans include:
- Clean copy of the story "Desiree's Baby"
- Reading/Thinking Guide which asks students to gather evidence, think critically, and write.
- Step-by-step lesson plans for 3 block class periods of 75 to 90 minutes each.
- Fun activity to review Armand's character
- Mulitple-choice 10 question quiz in 2 versions with answer keys. This quiz is not a simple reading quiz for comprehension; it requires students to not only know the story and the characters but to also think about theme, cause and effect, and foreshadowing. The quizzes are also included in an editable PowerPoint in case you wish to add to or make changes.
Sample quiz questions:
_____ 5. Which lesson applies best to this story?
A. Marriage counseling is a great option for troubled couples.
B. Jumping to conclusions can bring terrible consequences.
C. Sometimes being stern is the best way to approach people.
D. If at first you don’t succeed, try again.
_____ 6. Which word best describes Desiree?
A. strong-willed B. unpleasant C. submissive D. insincere
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