Teaching Shawshank Redemption?
This powerpoint is a fun and engaging way to explore this novella with your students. The presentation includes:
- Examinations of various portrayals of jail//prison in the media. For example, students will view the video for Elvis Presley’s Jailhouse Rock, examine some of the long lyrics, and discuss whether or not this is a realistic portrayal of the jail system in the USA
- Specific content questions
- Explorations into narrative style, characterization, event chronology (making a timeline), setting, as well as evaluating specific plot points in the novella.
Most activities can be used interchangeably as independent work or group/pairs work, depending on your needs.
This powerpoint has everything you’ll need for your day-to-day lessons.