Sarah Orne Jewett
Lesson plans for "A White Heron" and other stories

| Biography and Background | | "A White Heron" | | Other Stories |

Biography and Background

Sarah Orne Jewett
Biography at Wikipedia.

"A White Heron"

Sarah Orne Jewett
On this page, a brief biography. Follow the links to teaching ideas and discussion questions for "A White Heron" and "The Foreigner."

"A White Heron"
Suggestions for analysis, including environmentalism, gender issues, and Romanticism vs. Realism.

Other Stories

"Aunt Cynthy Dallett"
Introduction and text of the story, available in both PDF and Google Docs formats.

The Country of the Pointed Firs and other stories by Sarah Orne Jewett
Prereading suggestion followed by summary, discussion questions, vocabulary, activities, and key quotations for each story. Activities for after reading and related works complete this 35-page document. This teacher's guide requires Adobe Reader or other application for access.

"The Foreigner"
Text of the story.

"Going to Shrewsbury"
Introduction and text of the story, available in both PDF and Google Docs formats.

"River Driftwood"
A descriptive essay by Jewett.

"Tom's Husband"
Introduction and text of the story, available in PDF and Google docs format.



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