This small bundle includes three different setting analysis exercises for the novel Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. Each of these exercises takes anywhere from 30-55 minutes to complete and discuss in class (depending on the depth of your discussion). The analysis exercises ask students to conduct close readings of specific setting passages from the novel that are provided on PowerPoint presentations. Students look closely at diction, connotations, and symbolic meaning.
These three exercises should be done in different stages as you progress through the book. The first exercise can be done once students have read through chapter two; the second exercise can be done once students have read through chapter seven; and the third exercise can be done once students have finished reading the book.
This download includes:
- Three setting analysis worksheets covering various parts of the book
- Three setting-centered PowerPoints with passages from the book
- Three teacher's keys with suggested answers and discussion topics that respond to the analytical exercises
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This lesson is also available as part of our comprehensive
Ethan Frome Unit Bundle (click here)
In the complete unit bundle, you will receive:
- A vocabulary bundle with 4 vocabulary lists, 4 vocabulary quizzes with answer keys, plus additional differentiated vocabulary activities
- A reading comprehension bundle with reading comprehension questions and quizzes (with accompanying answer keys) for every chapter of the book
- An anticipatory activity with an image-rich PowerPoint to get students thinking about larger themes before reading the text
- A PowerPoint presentation on Naturalism with an accompanying lesson on analyzing Naturalist components of the book
- An introductory lesson that asks students to analyze poems that share a similar topic to Ethan Frome
- A lesson, PowerPoint, and worksheet centered on introducing mood and setting that works well toward the beginning of instruction
- This three-lesson bundle on setting analysis
- A "Think Like a Disciplinarian" lesson that asks students to consider the ideas of the book from various expert perspectives
- A lesson, worksheet, and PowerPoint on the themes of the book
- A lesson that asks students to consider the intersections between the book and a classic song by the rock band the Smiths
- A literary analysis essay prompt and rubric, plus accompanying handouts for essay writing support