Great Expectations Lesson Plans
by Charles Dickens

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  • Great Expectations eNotes Lesson Plan

    Learning Objectives: By the end of this unit, students should be able to Describe Pip’s friendships with Joe, Herbert, Wemmick, and Magwitch; Identify the ways conscience and shame influence Pip’s decisions; Explain the significance of crime and punishment in Pip’s narrative; Describe Miss Havisham and her house; Identify Miss Havisham’s influence...

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  • Great Expectations Character Analysis Lesson Plan

    Theme Revealed Through Character Development: This lesson plan focuses on Miss Havisham and Abel Magwitch as character foils. Students will learn about character foils by identifying similarities and differences between Miss Havisham and Magwitch and considering how each character values selflessness, forgiveness, and kindness over revenge. By studying Miss Havisham...

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  • Great Expectations Reading Comprehension Quiz

    This quiz contains reading comprehension questions for Great Expectations.

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  • Great Expectations eNotes Teaching Guide

    This guide highlights some of the most salient aspects of Great Expectations before you begin teaching Charles Dickens's classic novel. In studying Great Expectations with your students, you'll help them learn the rhetorical power of literary devices like allusion and symbolism and encourage them to engage with worthwhile themes, such as gender roles and social...

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