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Death of a Salesman Unit (Digital activities included)


***NEW – a digital copy of all of the student activities is included in this unit in Google Docs format to facilitate distance learning.

***An EDITABLE version of this unit is now available! Click here for more information: EDITABLE – Death of a Salesman Unit (Complete No Prep)

Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman used to be one of my least favorite plays to teach. I found it depressing, and I had a difficult time teaching it in a way that was meaningful to students. Then, I created this bundle so that students would not only learn about drama, tragedy, irony, etc. but also think about their own futures, while they are contemplating their post-secondary education. While Willy Loman’s dreams are unrealistic and unattainable, students contemplate their own dreams, strengths, and weaknesses. You will definitely have more than a few excellent discussions when teaching this play.

This unit has been conceived with the teacher in mind. It contains a Student Guide, a Teacher Guide, and a comprehensive Answer Key. All you have to do is print the packages and teach them. It’s as easy as that! I’ve also included two different options for end unit evaluations, which both contain evaluation grids and answer key. The unit is, in my opinion, visually appealing and the contents teach analysis of literature.

What the bundle contains: (The documents, except for the evaluations, are in PDF format.)

The Student Guide contains 16 pages: (2 versions, with graphics and one without)

❒Notes on the American Dream

❒An anticipation guide

❒An in-depth look at success as it pertains to the lives of the students (which can, later on, be related to the play.)

❒Thematic comprehension questions for each act

❒Work on motifs and symbols used in the play

❒Work on characterization

❒Notes on tragedy (Aristotle’s definition and modern definition)

❒Review notes for students

Answer Key contains 29 pages:

❒Answers to ALL of the students’ work

❒Introduction to Arthur Miller

❒Comprehensive notes on each scene of the play (to help students understand and appreciate literary techniques used by the author)

❒List of themes and how they are developed – Revue sheet

The final evaluation contains three different options:

1) A unit test with an answer key. Contains 3 essay type questions.

2) An essay. Contains essay topics, work process (steps 1…..), an outline guide, and an evaluation grid.


The Teacher Guide contains 5 pages:

Includes 8 complete lessons that leave the teacher nothing to do, but to teach.

Lesson 1: Historical context and pre-reading

Lesson 2: Setting and reading (there are specific pages assigned to each lesson)

Lesson 3: Symbols, Motifs and reading the play

Lesson 4: Character chart and reading the play

Lesson 5: Reading – exploring irony and the meaning of the title

Lesson 6: Reading and a look at the difference between modern and classic tragedy

Lesson 7: Theme development and review

Lesson 8: Evaluation (Option 1 – test (answer key included), Option 2 – Essay (evaluation grid, work process, outline included)

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It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
70 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

FREE MISC. LESSON – “Thanksgiving Student Gift Tags & Treat Bag Toppers Free EDITABLE”

by Lessons for Little Ones by Tina O’Block
Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade

Use this free set of cute and colorful student gift tags and treat bag toppers to easily create memorable and personalized Thanksgiving gifts for your students. Simply print and attach to Ziploc bags filled with treats of your choice or small gifts (suggested gifts included).

Includes 4 different Thanksgiving designs of both the student gift tags and the treat bag toppers so you can use them for multiple classes or from year to year.

Also includes two versions of each set of Thanksgiving gift tags – one that has editable boxes for names and/or text and one that has no editable fields that can be easily printed out and signed by hand. I have also included a page of treat bag toppers and a page of student gift tags that are completely editable so you can customize the message/saying if you wish (ALL text is editable on these tags).

The following free Thanksgiving student gift tags are included:

• I’m plenty thankful you’re in my class! treat bag toppers

• I’m plenty thankful you are my student! treat bag toppers

• I’m thankful to have you as a student! treat bag toppers

• Have a gobblin’ good Thanksgiving! treat bag toppers

• I’m plenty thankful you’re in my class! student gift tags

• I’m plenty thankful you are my student! student gift tags

• I’m thankful to have you as a student! student gift tags

• Have a gobblin’ good Thanksgiving! student gift tags

• Treat bag toppers that are completely editable – add your own message/saying (all text is editable).

• Student gift tags that are completely editable – add your own message/saying (all text is editable).


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