Turn your students into doctors with this two-page medical evaluation form that can be used to evaluate a character in a work of literature. This ready-to-print worksheet can be used with any work of literature where a character has a mental or physical ailment. Students describe the condition (using evidence from the text) and then make a recommendation for treatment. Based on real medical evaluation forms, this activity will get students thinking critically, while providing them with real-world exposure.
Based on which character you're using, you can allow students to embellish some details on the chart or use strictly what is in the text.
You can use this as a project or as an in-class assignment/
This activity would work well with the following characters/texts:
• Holden in The Catcher in the Rye
• Bertha, Rochester, or Helen in Jane Eyre
• Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire
• The narrator in "The Yellow Wallpaper"
• Lady Macbeth in Macbeth
• Hamlet and Ophelia in Hamlet
• Dimmesdale in The Scarlet Letter
• Othello in Othello
• Mrs./Mr. Mallard in "The Story of an Hour"
• Dr. Rank in A Doll's House
• Lennie in Of Mice and Men
• Gabriel in Fences
• and so many other texts!
This worksheet has easy to follow, prepared materials that could serve as an emergency lesson plan for a substitute teacher.
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