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Jane Austen's Persuasion

This unit is designed to introduce students to the characters and plot of Jane Austen's novel Persuasion.
It provides basic information on the characters in the book and also provides students with opportunities to develop creative writing skills using Jane Austen’s texts as a prompt.

Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey

This Lesson is designed to introduce students to the characters and plot of Northanger Abbey as well as to introduce students to Austen’s ironic treatment of character and themes. Students have the opportunity to read dialogues in the novel and to do some language work on adjectives using the text extracts. 

Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park

This unit is designed to introduce students to the characters and plot of Mansfield Park
It provides basic information on the characters in the book and also explores the idea of how particular houses played an important part in Austen’s work and in her personal life.
 

Jane Austen’s Emma

This unit is designed to develop students’ understanding of the importance of letters in Austen’s work and in her own life. It is based on Emma, a novel where written communication between the characters has a significant importance on the plot. At the same time it introduces some of the characters and the plot of the novel.

Playing Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen’s texts have a history of been adapted to other media, especially because of the skilful way in which she deals with dialogue.

Places in Pride and Prejudice

This lesson is designed to give students opportunities to get acquainted with the real places associated with Austen and also the fictional places in Pride & Prejudice.

Heroes and villains in Pride and Prejudice

This lesson is designed to give students opportunities to get acquainted with the main characters in Pride and Prejudice in order to facilitate reading and some deeper analysis of the story.

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