Lesson: “Desiree’s Baby”
Author: Rachel M
Grade Level: 11 - 12
Dear Students, During this lesson, we will build background on, read, comprehend, and begin to analyze “Desiree’s Baby” by Kate Chopin. Background activities will include information about Creole culture and feminist criticism. Comprehension activities will include vocabulary support and enrichment. You will also be asked to identify story elements. Finally, your analysis of “Desiree’s Baby” will focus on feminist and racial themes. Best, Ms. Matthews
1. You will be able to build your background knowledge of Creole culture and literary criticism. 2. You will be able to read and comprehend “Desiree’s Baby.” 3. You will be able to write an analysis focusing on either feminist or racist themes in “Desiree’s Baby.”
-Watch video on Creole culture, and respond to video. -Read “Desiree’s Baby,” and respond. -Read about literacy criticism. -Analyze “Desiree’s Baby.”
Directions: Go to this website to learn more about Kate Chopin, the author of "Desiree's Baby."