Instructions for the 9 lessons are as follow:
- A Generated Discussion
Imagine you were in Mattie’s discussion group at college. As all college students like to do, debate and argue the following points and what links they might have to women's rights in the novel.
- An Easy Life
Analyse five key characters to see what their options are after the novel finishes and whether or not they took the road less traveled...
- Characters and Sociograms
Two tasks - ideal for a mixed ability class. Mix and match the characters and decide what each one represents in the novel before moving on to a sociogram to challenge quicker students.
- Extra, Extra, Hear All About It!
The county sheriff is holding a press conference after the capture of Chester Gillette and the residents of North Wood come out in full force. A group work task with a twist of drama.
A series of analytic questions which looks at five different aspects of Mattie's life.
- Mattie's Own Story
A thought organiser to help students answer the question - how does Mattie find her own story?
- Wordings and Parallels
To what extent are Mattie's daily word choices significant in the story line? Two tasks to familiarise students with Mattie's choice of vocabulary.
- Wordle Characters
The past, present and future- what words describe these time-frames for six key women in the text?
- The Power of Books
An in-depth and entertaining game which follow's Mattie's emotional and intellectual journey through the novel and looks at the power and influence books yield.