The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes Fun Activities

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News Article

Ask students to look in their local newspaper for an article that involves some aspect of the text and bring it to class. They will present it in front of the class and explain why it relates to the text or persons.

Film

Give students the opportunity to view the 2003 film, "Sylvia." On which biography is the film based? How apparent is the bias in the film? Students will write a 2-3 page paper discussing their conclusions.

Draw a Person from the Narrative

Have students draw their interpretation of a person from the text. Artistic ability is not important, but their drawings must reflect the type of costume worn by the person, whether the person is fat or thin, bald, prim, or sloven. What colors do the persons wear?

Other Works

Give students an opportunity to read one of Malcolm's works and write a comparative paper...

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