Lord of the Flies is one of the most popular texts to teach at secondary level. It is relatively short, but deceptively vicious. Students struggle at first with the dense language, but by the end are emotionally involved.
Use drama pedagogy with your students to help them make stronger connections to the boys on the island and feel comfortable enough to explore their own opinions about the novel.
Keywords: drama pedagogy, process drama, novel study, cooperative learning, secondary ELA, drama, drama in the classroom