The Handmaid's Tale Lesson Plans
by Margaret Atwood

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This guide highlights some of the most salient aspects of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale before you begin teaching. In helping guide your students through the text, they will learn the rhetorical power of literary devices like allusion and narrative voice and be engaged in discussing worthwhile themes, such as religious extremism and freedom versus confinement.

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Our eNotes Teaching Guides have been designed to help first-time and veteran teachers open up classic works of literature for their students. Each guide provides creative and practical approaches to teaching the text, as well as rich background information, key plot points, and recommended texts.

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  • An overview of the text and its key components
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These Teaching Guides offer valuable context and promote meaningful discussions about novels, plays, poems, and stories that have captivated English Language Arts students for generations. Each guide is comprehensive and concise, thought-provoking and practical.