"I Stand Here Ironing" by Tillie Olsen
Lesson plans and learning activities

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Biography and Background

Tillie Olsen
Biography.

The Progressive Interview: Tillie Olsen
Background information and 2 interviews.

Lesson Plans

Feminism and "I Stand Here Ironing"
Scroll down to find a copy of the story, a lesson plan that focuses on voice and point of view, and a model of the writing task.

"I Stand Here Ironing" by Tillie Olsen
Text of the story in docx format; word processor required for access.

"I Stand Here Ironing" by Tillie Olsen
Text of the story in PDF format; 7 pages.

"I Stand Here Ironing" by Tillie Olsen
Summary and commentary.

Interrupted reading with "I Stand Here Ironing" by Tillie Olsen
This 2-day lesson focuses on character analysis and on using evidence from the text to support an assertion.

Vocabulary from "I Stand Here Ironing"

Words are presented in context and with definitions. Click on a word for pronunciation, examples of recent use, more.



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