This bundle includes all my handouts, worksheets and printables to teach “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde. The handouts are designed to be taught at a fairly high level, avoid looking flashy or patronising, and instead focus on enabling higher level cognitive, critical and thinking skills, as well as to hone close-reading skills in your students.
The bundle includes the following handouts (PDFs):
1 - Oscar Wilde Biography
2 - Reading Log (to accompany the reading of the play, 20 questions per Act)
3 - Historical Context
4 - Socio-Cultural Context Handout (Victorian concepts of ‘earnestness’ etc.)
5 - PowerPoint, handout and lesson materials to analyse types of comedy and the humour of the play.
6 - Structure Handout (“Earnest” is a Well-Made Play)
7 - Analysing Wilde’s Humour as Social Criticism
8 - Wilde’s use of Telling Names
9 - Handout analysing use of food as symbols and motifs, and as linked to the central themes of the play.
All worksheets are also available to buy separately on my TES-page, but the bundle will save you 55%, overall!
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