Gender Stereotypes in Literature



This lesson will provide a set of questions which will help students to think critically and discuss the gender stereotypes and bias presented in various novels. 


Curriculum References

  • Big Ideas: Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world. Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.

  • Curricular Competencies: Access information and ideas for diverse purposes and from a variety of sources and evaluate their relevance, accuracy, and reliability. Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts. Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts.

  • Content: Metacognitive strategies (Gr 8/9). Relevance, accuracy, reliability (Gr. 9).