This Introduction10 slide power point of The Road by Cormac McCarthy begins with five discussion questions that are relevant to today's youth but are centered around the themes of the novel. The terms Apocalyptic and Post -Apocalyptic terms are referenced and examples given.
There is an activity that has groups suggest themes that can be expanded from the five topics.
There is a brief biography on Cormac McCarthy along with an interview with Oprah discussing his book.
Two guided questions on writing style and character, setting and plot help students get started on reading the first twelve pages of the novel.
An interview with Viggo Mortensen, who played the father in the film, is available for viewing. The slides are supported by teacher notes below the slides.
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