Sunday, October 29, 2017

Lesson Planning for Lord of the Flies

Our November novel study. Here I'm using traditional lesson plan materials, to help my 7th and 8th grade students get ready for high school work. Interesting book to read with a group which is mostly boys!


Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

Lord of the Flies Survival Scenario pre-reading activity - FREE

Lord of the Flies Novel Study lesson plans

Lord of the Flies Assessment multiple choice test - FREE

Connotations and Denotations - FREE

Chapter Check (to accompany reading assignments for homework) - FREE

Critical Thinking Multiple Choice Answer Sheet (for final exam) - FREE


Pacing

Tuesday Oct 31
Pre-reading activity - Lord of the Flies Survival Scenario (in class)

Wednesday Nov 1
set up Word Wall in class

    It works out best to print the title/author page and learning target page on colored paper so that they stand out against the sea of words on the wall. Write each vocabulary word neatly on a card. You will need several hundred 3 x 5 index cards, a brand-new roll of narrow masking tape, and a brand-new black fine point Sharpie.

    If you haven't already done Connotations and Denotations, do it now. Have students reflect on the words before you pass out the book. Do they overall seem to have more negative or positive connotations?


pass out books and start to read chapter 1 in class, finish for HW

Thursday Nov 2
Chapter One questions in class
assign chapter 2 for HW

Friday Nov 3
Chapter Two questions in class
assign chapter 3 for HW

Monday Nov 6
Chapter Three group read aloud in class, assign students to read dialogue (Jack, Ralph, Simon)
assign chapter three questions for HW

Tuesday Nov 7
assign chapter 4 and chapter 4 questions for HW

Thursday Nov 9
Chapter Four cooperative annotation exercise in class
assign chapter 5 and Chapter Check for HW

Friday Nov 10
Chapter Five questions in class
chapter quote coloring pages (pages 4 & 7) in class
assign annotation exercise (two options) for HW

Monday Nov 13
teacher read Chapter Six aloud in class
assign chapter questions and second annotation exercise for HW

Tuesday Nov 14
assign chapter 7 and chapter 7 questions for HW

Thursday Nov 15 teacher read Chapter Eight aloud in class
assign chapter 8 questions for HW
chapter 8 quote coloring page (p.2) for HW

Friday Nov 16
cooperative annotation exercise (two options) in class

Autumn Break

Monday Nov 27
assign chapter 9 and chapter 9 questions for HW

Tuesday Nov 28
chapter 9 quote coloring page (p.5) in class
cooperative annotation exercise in class
assign chapter 10 and chapter 11 for HW

Thursday Nov 30
Chapter Ten and Chapter Eleven questions in class
cooperative 11 annotation exercise in class
assign chapter 12 for HW

Friday Dec 1
Chapter Twelve questions and chapter quote coloring page (p.6) in class

Monday Dec 4 and Tuesday Dec 5
Socratic Seminar - use questions from Stations "Small Socratic Seminar"

Thursday Dec 7
"Tweet Me" activity, also chapter quote coloring page (p.1), add hashtags to her list of suggestions #everything adults would do, #what went wrong

Friday Dec 8
Culminating activity - set up Stations

  • Archetypal Symbolism
  • Microcosm of Society
  • Biblical Allegory
  • Piggy's Map
  • Character Cards
  • Frieze
  • Emotion on a Stick
  • Venn Diagram
  • Portrait of Beast
  • Pass the Bag
  • Dynamic Character Mask

Test - Lord of the Flies Multiple Choice Assessment (open book test for HW)


This post contains affiliate links to the materials I actually use for homeschooling. I hope you find them helpful. Thank you for your support!

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