Jane Austen
Lesson plans and teaching resources

|Biography and Background| |Persuasion| |Pride and Prejudice| |Sense and Sensibility|

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Biography and Background

Links to extensive e-texts, related Web sites, a bibliography of books, historical background, and other sites.

Jane Austen
Online literary criticism from the Internet Public Library.

Jane Austen Essay Contest
Rules for the contest sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America.

Jane Austen Information Page
Biography, links to e-texts, criticism, even some Jane Austen jokes. A terrific site!

Jane Austen Society of North America
An organization for professionals and dedicated amateurs.

Republic of Pemberley
An extensive site: discussion groups and lots of links.


Jane Austen Study Questions
Questions over the novel Persuasion.

Reading activities including a predicting activity using movie trailers, character analysis using journal entries, a game using quotations, and more.

Pride and Prejudice

Click here: these lesson plans have been moved to their own page.

Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility
A variety of support materials, including a directed reading-thinking activity, a problematic situation for discussion, and vocabulary. Adobe Reader required for access.

Vocabulary from Sense and Sensibility
Words are presented in context and with definitions. Click on a word for pronunciation, examples of recent use, more.