"The Toughest Indian in the World" by Sherman Alexie: A Study Guide provides materials for individual, group and whole class study of this provocative short story collection. (Note that this is a book written for adults and it has explicit [though not particularly graphic or erotic] sex scenes.)
1. Teacher's introduction;
2. Commentary/introduction and guiding questions for each story. The questions encourage readers to a deeper understanding of the background, themes, and characters of the text. They are designed to stimulate thought, discussion and interpretation, not to test, and can be used for self-study, homework, group discussion in class, jigsaw groups, formal presentations, written answers, etc. No answers are given: readers WILL find their answers in the text.
3. Ideas for using the questions to promote classroom discussion and presentations;
4. Glossary of literary terms useful in a discussion of these stories;
5. Materials relating to the controversial nature of the novel with discussion ideas.