Edith Wharton
Lesson plans for Ethan Frome , more

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Biography and Background

Edith Wharton: Classroom Issues and Strategies
This site is designed for teachers of more advanced students. It contains some insights and discussion questions.

Edith Wharton's Life and Works
Self-checking crossword puzzle, complete with hints.

Edith Wharton Quiz
This interactive quiz explores Wharton's life and career.

The Edith Wharton Society Home Page
The Edith Wharton Review, works online, bibliography, recommended works, a teaching guide, archives, and list-serv.

Edith Wharton: War Correspondent
Students read chapters of Wharton's Fighting France, From Dunkerque to Belfort to explore an American correspondent's experiences during World War I. Then they create and present their own correspondence report.

The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence
A variety of reading strategies to support study of the novel, including a biopoem and KWHL.

The Age of Innocence
Text of the novel in multiple formats, including EPUB, Kindle, and plain text.

The Age of Innocence
Audio file of the novel in multiple formats, including MP3, iTunes, and Ogg Vorbis.

Three Newport Mansions of the Gilded Age
Students will study three Newport mansions: The Breakers, The Elms, and Marble House. Students will research the history, architect and architecture, and patron of each mansion to gain an understanding of the arts and culture of America's Gilded Age.

Ethan Frome

Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome
Chapter summaries, a wealth of teaching ideas and lesson plans, chapter reading questions and answers, quotations and interpretations, activities and projects. Access to this 17-page document requires Adobe Reader or compatible application.

Ethan Frome
This site offers a summary, theme openers, crosscurricular activities, research assignments, and suggestions for related reading.

Ethan Frome
A variety of reading strategies to support study of the novel, including an anticipation guide, guided imagery, and magic squares.

Ethan Frome
An extensive list of post-reading activities.

Vocabulary from Ethan Frome
An extensive list of words from the novel. Click on the word for its definition and synonyms.

Writing for a Purpose in Senior College English
Scroll to the bottom for a set of images in Ethan Frome .

The House of Mirth

The House of Mirth
Summary and 11 discussion questions.

Other Stories

"A Journey"
Background information and text of the story. Available in PDF or Google Docs format.

"Kerfol"
Introduction and text of the story. Available in both PDF and Google Docs formats.

"Roman Fever"
Text of the story.

"The Eyes"
Text of the story in both PDF and Google Docs format.

"Xingu"
Introduction and text of the story. Available in both PDF and Google Docs formats.



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