This document contains all of my compiled resources and lesson plans that I use in my high school British Literature class for my unit on C.S. Lewis' The Great Divorce. While it is quite an intellectual text, I do my best to make it accessible to students by having them use a graphic organizer to analyze Lewis' intentions behind each chapter's "ghost," as well as interspersing plenty of analysis activities, probing questions and writing prompts, relevant movie clips, and modern songs. I also take the approach of making the unit accessible to both Christian and non-Christian students.
This document includes such resources as a list of pre-reading activities, a printable webquest and close reading guides, my "ghost chart" graphic organizer, reading comprehesion questions (and answers) for each chapter, writing prompts (reflective writings, essays, and a major creative writing assignment), and key discussion questions and complimentary resources (movie clips, songs, other texts) for each chapter. I hope you find it helpful - I'm quite proud of it!
Also, be sure to check out my full unit plan for The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald,
which I use as a complimentary text in the same quarter!