This resource features a set of 25 reader response journal prompts for use during your unit on The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho. Each bell ringer is comprised of a quote from the novel and a thoughtfully crafted question that encourages students to personally connect with his inspirational words. Prompts can be used as bell-ringers (most popular and mean the first 5 minutes of every class for a month are planned for you!), summarizers, stations, full class or small group discussion questions, for homework, task cards, sub plans, as a filler activity… the possibilities are endless!
Example of a prompt:
“Because I don't live in either my past or my future. I'm interested only in the present.”
What does “living in the present” mean to you? Do you agree that it is important to live in the present? On the other hand, what can one gain by reflecting on one’s past and how could looking towards future events be beneficial?
Note that page numbers are not
included due to varying editions of the book.
Also, check out these great resources to complement your unit on The Alchemist by Language Arts Excellence:
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⭐ The Alchemist Anticipation Guide & Lesson Plan
⭐ The Alchemist Quote Posters
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