Lesson Plans: "The Story of an Hour" (Grade 8)

This unit is based on "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin. The unit was created for use with eighth-grade English language learners.

Activities include interactive readings, embedded vocabulary instruction, mini lessons on literacy concepts such as irony, and an opportunity for students to summarize and paraphrase the story.

"The Story of an Hour" Lesson Plan Files

The lesson plan documents are available online below, as well as in a zip file (44.2 MB) for download.

"The Story of an Hour" Overview

Introduction | Teacher's Guide | Student Charts (All lessons)

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3




Lesson 4

Lesson 5

Extension Activities





*Due to copyright restrictions, only the first section of the featured book in the activity can be modeled.