The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.
1. Dramatization of The Bell Jar
Select a few of the main scenes from the novel and create dramatic scripts to depict these scenes. Practice and perform these for the class.
2. Biographical Author Study
The Bell Jar is fictionalized novel about a period in Sylvia Plath's real life. Read a series of articles and interviews with Plath. Compare and contrast the actual events in her life with those in Esther's story.
3. Reading of Plath's Poetry
Sylvia Plath was best known for her poetry. Select several of...
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