With his spare writing style, Ernest Hemingway breaks new literary ground in his story of men wounded in battle and recuperating who feel isolated and disillusioned with the world. The lesson contains nine activities which cover Hemingway’s style of writing as well as symbols, point of view, irony and theme. You can do as many or as few of the activities as you want. Some can be assigned as homework. This lesson plan is designed to appeal to different learning styles and has higher order thinking questions, too.
This unit contains:
• Full instructions for the teacher
• Pre-reading vocabulary
• Vocabulary quiz with KEY
• Short paragraph of background information and a journal topic
• Ideas on reading the story
• Close reading questions with KEY
• Thought questions with KEY (Can also be used as a test.)
• Handout on Hemingway’s style of writing
• Graphic organizer on symbols, irony, point of view, and theme in the story and KEY
• Higher order thinking questions concerning synthesizing and evaluating from which students will write two paragraphs
Since this is a complete lesson, it is good to have on hand for a substitute. Have fun!