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Defining Moments: Charting Character Evolution in Lord of the Flies
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Six 50-minute sessions|
Marlton, New Jersey
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students use Lord of the Flies to explore communication styles and techniques by writing text messages from one of the novel’s characters to an imagined audience off the island.
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students read "After Twenty Years" by O. Henry, use a word map to identify characters' qualities or traits, discuss the characters' feelings and actions, and reflect upon these in journals.
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
The Essay Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for an informational, definitional, or descriptive essay.
Grades 3 – 12 | Printout | Assessment Tool
This rubric is designed to be used for any oral presentation. Students are scored in three categories—delivery, content, and audience awareness.