ERIC Number: ED480867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
"Lord of the Flies". [Lesson Plan].
Discovery Communications, Inc., Bethesda, MD.
Based on William Golding's novel "Lord of the Flies," this lesson plan presents activities designed to help students understand that, on a literal level, the novel deals with what happens to a group of boys stranded on an island; and that on a symbolic level, it investigates what happens to civilized people when the structures of civilization disappear. The main activity in the lesson involves students forming groups to present arguments and to judge who was responsible for the events on the island. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, adaptations, discussion questions, evaluation methods, extension activities, annotations of suggested readings and web links, vocabulary, and related academic standards and benchmarks addressed in the lesson plan. The lesson plan also contains a description of a video clip related to the lesson, comprehension questions related to the video clip, and answers to those comprehension questions. (RS)
Descriptors: Behavior Standards, Characterization, Class Activities, English Instruction, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Literary Criticism, Literature Appreciation, Middle Schools, Novels, Persuasive Discourse, Vocabulary Development, Western Civilization
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Discovery Communications, Inc., Bethesda, MD.
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