Lord of the Flies: Unit Plan & Ideas

 

Materials prepared by
Beth Oing, Jeremiah Ellison, John Herrera, and Liz Daniell, 2005

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Content Standards

California State Content Standard In other words (student friendly language)...
3.7 Recognize & understand the significance of various literary devices including figurative language, imagery, allegory, and symbolism and explain their appeal SWBAT identify and explain the importance of tools that writers use, including figurative language, imagery, allegory, & symbolism

California State Content Standard In other words (student friendly language)...
3.9 Explain how voice, persona, and the choice of a narrator affect characterization and the tone, plot, and credibility of a text
SWBAT talk about the ways that the person telling the story affects the way the story is read or heard

California State Content Standard In other words (student friendly language)...
1.6 Integrate quotations and citations into a written text while maintaining the flow of ideas  SWBAT make use of other peoples’ words in their writing while still making sense

Suggested Unit Plan

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Would You Survive: Survival Quiz

Survival Quiz: Answer Key

 

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Who Should Survive?

 

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Morality & Ethics: Good & Evil

 

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Golding Biography

 

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Begin Chapter 1

 

 
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Chapter 1

 

 

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Chapter 2

 

 

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Chapter 3

 
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Chapter 4

 

 

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Chapter 5

 

 

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Chapter 6

 
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Chapter 7

 

 

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Chapter 8

 

 

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 Chapter 9
week 5

 

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Chapter 10

 

 

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Chapter 11

 

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Chapter 12

 
week 6

 

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Introduce Essay or Project

 

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Socratic Seminar #1: To what extent would the events on the island be different if it had been a mixed group? An all-girls group?

 

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Socratic Seminar #2:

 

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Exam

Supplemental Materials & Resources for Unit:

Vocabulary & Terms:

symbolism voice tone plot
theme foreshadow protagonist antagonist
imagery irony oppressive (ch3) contrite (ch3)
embroil (ch6) furtive (ch7) derisive (ch8) festoon (ch6)
mutinous (ch6) gesticulate (ch10) obscene (ch10)  

Assessments & Evaluations:

Formative Assessment 1 (quiz) Formative Assessment 2 (quiz)

Summative Assessments

  • Test
  • Essay
  • Project

 

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Additional Materials

Materials collected by Bob Leadbetter, 2005 (pdf)

 

Additional Links

Liz Daniell's English 2A Lord of the Flies Unit (2005, in development)