An Introductory Lesson for Life of Pi by Yann Martel

An Introductory Lesson for Life of Pi by Yann Martel
An Introductory Lesson for Life of Pi by Yann Martel
An Introductory Lesson for Life of Pi by Yann Martel
An Introductory Lesson for Life of Pi by Yann Martel
An Introductory Lesson for Life of Pi by Yann Martel
An Introductory Lesson for Life of Pi by Yann Martel
An Introductory Lesson for Life of Pi by Yann Martel
An Introductory Lesson for Life of Pi by Yann Martel
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This one-question interview activity provides a great introduction to many of the themes encountered in Yann Martel's Life of Pi--religion, science, zoology, credibility, story-telling, and survival.

Students enjoy the process of getting up and moving around the classroom to ask their classmates a single question and record the answers. After interviewing 10 classmates, the students return to their desks and analyze the responses to synthesize them into a conclusion of their own regarding the topic. Afterwards, they share their conclusions/results with their classmates in a short oral presentation. As you read the novel you'll be able to revisit the responses and discuss the interview questions in light of the book.

The lesson contains 23 thought-provoking, short-answer questions about themes and issues in the book and a worksheet for the students to record and analyze their interviews. I've created a blank worksheet on which students can record their own question (drawn from a hat or assigned by you) and I've also included copies of the worksheet with the questions already printed on them. Each worksheet is 2 pages (front/back)--so don't worry when you see that the lesson is 53 slides long; 48 of those slides are just different variations of the same two-page worksheet!

Check out the preview for a detailed explanation of the lesson and a look at the student worksheet.
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53 pages
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