By Drama Dreams and English Themes, this product contains two different reading packets for Chinua Achebe’s novel “Things Fall Apart.” The packets are designed to be used as homework assignments but could be adapted for in-class assignments as well. Each packet includes a reading schedule and questions to guide students through their reading. One packet divides the novel into seven different sections and the other divides the novel into five different sections.
Each packet includes questions about: major plot events, summarizing the novel, characters, reflections on proverbs, gender criticism, theme, Okonkwo as a tragic hero, the Yeats epigraph, and Igbo culture. Both packets are eight pages long with the eighth page acting as a “cheat sheet,” including the names of important places and characters in the novel. Questions are designed to monitor student reading and comprehension and are aligned with Common Core standards and practices.
The packets are presented in a zip file and in MS word document format so that teachers may add due dates and manipulate questions as needed. As a bonus, I have included seven reading check quizzes based on the novel and the questions in the packet.