Lesson plan

Day 4: Hospital Sketches, Chapter III: "A Day"

teaches Common Core State Standards L.11-12.6 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/11-12/6
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.11-12.5 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/11-12/5
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.11-12.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/11-12/4
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.11-12.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/11-12/3
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.11-12.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/11-12/1
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.11-12.6 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/11-12/6

Day 4: Hospital Sketches, Chapter III: "A Day"

The previous days worked with the idea of “service”; Day 4 looks at the sacrifice that is part of that service for both genders. It also moves students from looking at individual choices Alcott made to thinking about the big picture of why she made her choices. This focus reflects the fact that while this text is literature, it is also historical, written by a person in a particular time for an audience, and that context influences the content. Special Materials: Students should each have a copy of the text, preferably annotated from previous days, and a copy of the text-dependent questions.