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These questions and activities go with the short story "Flowers for Algernon" The questions are split up into two parts. The questions are higher level thinking questions and require students to make inferences and cite examples from the text. There are also charts and tables to help the visual l
6th - 8th
Use this fun word search worksheet to introduce or review the book by Daniel Keyes. Students will have to find 30 vocabulary words including characters, settings, and plot elements from the book. They will have to look in all directions to find the hidden words, including diagonally and backwards
Are you reading "Flowers for Algernon" with you middle school or high school students? Enjoy these 7-10 days of Common Core activities and writing assignments that can be bundled into a reading notebook. These activities are aligned with the progress reports in the short story, and these worksheets
7th - 12th
This activity has students choose sides on various issues raised in Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. Works great as a pre-reading or anticipation activity, or perhaps as something to use after the story as a review or reflection exercise. Includes 10 key issues that students have to take a stan
50 pages of fun! This pack includes: -Test Review Board game and questions -Characterization Charts for Charlie and Ms. Kinnian -Conflict Mapping Activity -Character Facebook Page -Test and Key -30 Page student workbook that is Guidebook 2.0 Compatible (2 weeks of work!)
Flowers for Algernon Comprehension and Vocabulary Activities Bundle. Includes vocabulary list and study guide, a 30 question multiple choice vocabulary test, a crossword puzzle, and a true/false test for the short story Flowers for Algernon. Includes answer keys. Updated 2021. Digital and Print: I h
Flowers for Algernon is a great text for looking at psychology, character development, and progression of events. Note, you can use any version of the story – textbook adaptations, the short story, or the novel. I have kept this open enough to use any of the adaptations. In this activity set, stud
Purpose:This unit focuses on the idea of "Perfection". All activities lead up to the final essay! Starting with the short story version (or the full novel) of Flowers for Algernon, include these companion texts and nonfiction articles to plan for the final essay.What's Included:links to nonfiction
This packet contains a variety of activities you can use to teach either the novel or short story version of Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. Table of Contents: 1. Pre-Reading Questions 2. Essential Questions 3. Sticky Notes and Sticky Notes Blank 4. Non-Fiction Focus Activity 5. Conflict Act
In this file, you will find a Web Search for students to complete before reading "Flowers for Algernon." The search will give students background information on Rorschach tests, IQ, and the brain. There's also a set of handouts students can use to identify literary elements in the story, including
This activity is a way to introduce the short story 'Flowers for Algernon" as well as work on students' inference skills. Students will participate in a quotation mingle and then will make inferences based on what they read. They also have to support their inferences with evidence. They will then
7th - 9th
This digital bundle includes an introductory lesson slide deck that will introduce your students to the necessary background info surrounding "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes. The introductory lesson will also provide students with historical context and help encourage important discussions in
This activity asks students to take two of Charlie's progress reports and rewrite them in a different point of view, focusing on first person and third person limited. It is great practice, and also gives great insight into how limited Charlie's telling of the story can be.
This assignment contains two informative articles and short response questions to get students thinking while also helping build helpful background knowledge in preparation for reading "Flowers for Algernon."
This is a 2 week unit for FFA. The focus of the unit is teaching students how to effectively read and synthesize information. Included in this unit is a daily summary sheet for each progress report. In addition, each day begins with a fun activity related to the protagonist's experience (IQ tests, m
This unit brings Flowers for Algernon to life for students. The activities build skills like using text evidence to support conclusions while still having students focus on real world topics like medical experimentation, multiple intelligences, and happiness. They will love that they don't feel li
OVERVIEW:Students need a solid understanding of “Flowers for Algernon” (short story OR novel version) in order to complete these extension activities. I did this with my students after we finished the short story, and it worked really well! All activities focus on the overarching idea of "Perfectio
This is a 4 page lesson plan and a 9 page handout for students (or you can print it and use it as your overhead if you have a projector). The lesson plan itself is incredibly detailed. It even includes the expected responses to the do-now question. Also, the lesson is COMMON CORE ALIGNED and inclu
This Google Doc worksheet helps students analyze character motivation and how it ties into other literary elements like indirect characterization, theme, and more.*******************************************************************Editable products are still (c) to Do More With Less ELA. This product
Flowers for Algernon makes for a great fictional case study for an ethics unit. These questions go with an excerpt from Flowers for Algernon which can be found here. Apply the philosophy of John Stuart Mill to the scenarios presented in this story to give students a chance to consider various real-w
10th - 12th, Higher Education
Students start by reading and analyzing connections between myths and biblical stories as part of a unit on Flowers for Algernon. Their study transcends into character analysis, in depth focus on selecting sufficient and relevant text evidence, and a focus of strategies for properly summarize. These
In this classic short story-turned-novella by Daniel Keyes, students learn empathy through the eyes of Charley, the childlike man who takes a risk and loses his innocence when opting for a risky surgery. This bundle of eight activities will ensure that your students engage with the story on more t
This unit is designed so that it could be used as whole group, small group, or even as individual assignments. I have included a variety of activities ranging from analogy practice to central idea work. This classic staple of middle school reading offers so many chance for close reading, that I al
This Slideshow walks students through the process of making their own Rorschach Ink Blots. In part, the students work off-line creating with paint their own ink blots. Then, students upload their work to a shared google slide on a special template. From here, students complete a digital gallery wal

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