Sylvia Plath
Lesson plans and teaching resources

Biography of Sylvia Plath
Brief biography and links to texts of several poems.

Eleven discussion questions.

The Bell Jar
Summary and 10 discussion questions.

"The Disquieting Muses"
Audio file of Plath reading her poem, text, and background information.

"Superman and Paula Brown's New Snowsuit"
Summary, extensive analysis, and ideas for responding to reading.

"Superman and Paula Brown's New Snowsuit"
Among the support materials here, do not miss the plot summary video. It makes an excellent prereading activity.

Sylvia Plath
Biography, links to a few poems, and commentary.

Sylvia Plath Forum
In addition to a bibliography and FAQ page, this forum offers insights into Plath's poetry and life.

Women in Poetry
Six lessons with emphasis on women and poetry. Lesson 2 uses Plath's "Daddy."