Lesson plans and teaching resources
Biography only, from the Internet Public Library.
A variety of links, including background information, setting, imagery, characterization, and critical essays on the novel.
Background, analysis, and related links.
11 Lessons That
Can Teach Every 21st Century Woman About How To Live Well
A wonderful nonfiction piece that could serve for postreading or as a creative pre-reading activity.
In this video from the British Library (8:51), Professor John Bowen discusses key motifs in Gothic novels, including the uncanny, the sublime and the supernatural. Includes brief discussion of sexuality as motif; preview for appropriateness. Also available at YouTube, here .
It's All in the Delivery: Adapting Prose for Reader's Theater
"In this lesson, students will explore how delivering text conveys intent and meaning. They will then adapt any text being studied in class into script formats for discussion and presentations." This lesson is designed to be used with Jane Eyre but lends itself well to rhetorical analysis of almost any work.
Downloadable text of the novel in multiple formats, including EPUB, Kindle, and plain text.
This site supports the PBS broadcast. It includes biography, description of the role of the governess, and related links.
Summary, characters, analysis, quotations, biography.
Themes, cross-curricular activities, and research assignments.
Jane Eyre's Family Tree
Relationships in graphic format.
Norton Conyers as the inspiration for Thornfield Hall in Charlotte Brontë's
A photo of the manor house today, critical commentary, and a map of the area.
Studying relationships in
A Victorian Vocabulary Challenge
Students will use VocabGrabber to preview vocabulary words in a quote from Jane Eyre , draw sketches based on verbal imagery, define vocabulary words using the Visual Thesaurus, and complete a Victorian sentence completion exercise, using contextual clues and process of elimination.
Viewer, She Marries Him: Comparing
in Literature and Film
In this lesson students consider the themes and characters of Charlotte Brontë's novel Jane Eyre , beginning with responding to key lines from the novel. They then engage in one of seven activities designed to guide them to deeper reading of the text. Some of the activities involve considering one or more film adaptations, including a 2011 movie version. Finally, they compare the life of someone they know, or themselves, with Jane Eyre.
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