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Defining Moments: Charting Character Evolution in Lord of the Flies

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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
Lesson Author

Patricia Abel, M.A.ed

Marlton, New Jersey


National Council of Teachers of English


Lesson Plans

Student Interactives




Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Texting a Response to Lord of the Flies

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

Word Maps: Developing Critical and Analytical Thinking About Literary Characters

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.


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Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Essay Map

The Essay Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for an informational, definitional, or descriptive essay.


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Grades   3 – 12  |  Printout  |  Assessment Tool

Oral Presentation Rubric

This rubric is designed to be used for any oral presentation. Students are scored in three categories—delivery, content, and audience awareness.


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