Connecting the Novel Jane Eyre with the Need for Contemporary Girls

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Learning Objective

Students will be able to: find parallels between the life and aspirations of  the character Jane Eyre and some of the other female characters in the novel Jane Eyre, published in 1847, and those of contemporary girls.

They will also be able to answer the following Essential Question: Explain how the combination of an education and strong sense of determination is common to both the character of Jane Eyre, and young women who succeed in the contemporary world. What would have happened to Jane if she had been without one or both of these things? What happens to girls like Jane with no family to watch out for them today, if they do not obtain an education?    

Learning Standard

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.10
By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.2
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.2
Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.1
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.9-10.4
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 9-10 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

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