Lesson Plan | The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant

I. Objectives

At the end of this lesson, the students will be able to:
a. identify the elements of the plot of the story “The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant;
b. point out that there are better things in the world than material things; and
c. participate in group and individual activities depicting the story and lessons it have.

II. Subject Matter

The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant
The Necklace. Retrieved from http://www.storyboardthat.com/storyboards/rebeccaray/-the-necklace—-plot-diagram on April 29, 2017.
Teaching Ideas for The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant. Retrieved from http://www.brighthubeducation.com/high-school-english-lessons/53966-the-necklace-lesson-plan/ on April 29, 2017.
Materials: Handouts, pictures and visual aids.

III. Procedure

A. Motivation

The teacher will present to the students the pictures depicting the storyline of The Necklace (which is not yet revealed). The students volunteer to orderly arrange these pictures. The teacher will check if the students’ arrangement is correct and will make some changes if there’s a mistake.

B. Presentation

The teacher will tell the story using the pictures used in the previous activity. Adding of other related pictures will also be done to give emphasis on some important points of the story. After the story, the teacher will ask the students with the following questions:
  1. How do find the story?
  2. Do you think what Loisel did was right?
  3. If you’re Loisel, will you do the same? If not, what will you do instead?
  4. What have you learned from the story?
The teacher makes a quick lesson about the elements of the plot. After, the students will tag each of the six pictures with the appropriate element of the plot.

C. Application

The students will be grouped into four. Each group will be given ten minutes to make a role play portraying the right thing that should be done if they were Mathilde Loisel. It means that they will be given a chance to change the story based on what they think is the right thing to do.

D. Generalization

The teacher will ask the students to name the elements of the plot including the part of the story which is depicted by it.

IV. Evaluation

Directions: On the space provided below, write an essay relating to any of the themes of the story below. Just choose one theme to which you’re going to relate your essay. Your essay must be at least 5 sentences but not more than 10 sentences.
  1. Vanity and Pride, or
  2. The Dangers of Debt

V. Assignment

Directions: In a whole sheet of paper, write a found poem about The Necklace. A found poem is a type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and reframing them as poetry. It means you’re going to take words and/or phrases from the story and arrange to make it appear as a poem.