This is a pretty cool comprehensive bundle including an introduction activity that EFFECTIVELY uses a high interest video and my complete Lord of the Flies annotation guide and chapter quizzes.
Lost and Lord of the Flies Introduction Activity:
I use the PowerPoint and handout to encourage students to think about key topics they will encounter in Lord of the Flies: leadership, responsibility, survival, etc. I also use it to preview some key CCSS we work with throughout the novel, specifically analyzing how complex characters develop, determining theme, and analyzing an author's choices. The PowerPoint breaks down the first episode of the TV show LOST (currently available through Netflix) into small segments. I preview the questions with the students before we watch the clip, then we watch the clip while they record some details on their handout, then we discuss. I've had a lot of success with this mini-lesson (about one class period), and I hope you do too!
This includes a PowerPoint and Word Doc. You can edit both to better serve the needs of your students if necessary.
Lord of the Flies Reading Guide:
My reading guides are meant to increase comprehension and promote deeper thinking about the text. Many prompts match CCSS. In particular, I focus many prompts on analyzing how complex characters develop. I usually encourage students to write annotations in their books based on the prompts in this guide, but they can also write on the guide itself. I periodically included definitions for vocabulary I believe students may be unfamiliar with. I revisit many of the portions on the annotation guide with my students; the guide is a great way to get students prepared for discussions, writing, and quizzes.
Feel free to check out the preview page to see if this is a product that will work for you!
The guide includes PDF and Word Doc versions, so you can edit to serve your purposes.
The guide covers the entire novel.
Lord of the Flies Quizzes:
Another not your grandma's "did you read" multiple choice quiz! In fact, I often let students use their books on my quizzes (shocking, I know). The goal here is not to (just) test memory and comprehension. I try to make my multiple choice quizzes as useful as possible; in turn, while some questions are more plot-based, many questions ask students to infer and analyze as well. Questions keep in mind CCSS and use stems similar to those students may see on ACT, SAT, and AP style tests. My Lord of the Flies unit particularly focuses on analyzing how complex characters develop. I also try to highlight moments of the chapters that I want to revisit and discuss. I used this particular assessment with my mainstream sophomore class, but I included a word document copy in this file, so you can edit for the needs of your students. I hope you find this helpful!
20 Question Multiple Choice Quiz for Chapters 1-2
20 Question Multiple Choice Quiz for Chapters 3-5
17 Question Multiple Choice Quiz for Chapters 6-9
20 Question Multiple Choice Quiz for Chapters 10-12
Keys for each quiz
Please feel free to check out the Chapters 1-2 quiz in the preview to see if this bundle will suit your needs!