This lesson was designed as an “into” activity to help students begin to think about the novel. By providing them with a number of quotes from different parts of the novel, they begin to grasp the ideas presented by Golding. The quotes included in the lesson may lead to a bigger class discussion, so time should be allotted for this.
Directions: Hand each student one quote. Have the class move around the room, stopping in front of a preset number of students to read his or her quote to the student. Students are not to engage in discussion at this point. Instead, they are to only read the quote and move to the next student. At the end of the reading of the quotes, have students return to their seats and engage them in a class discussion or have them respond to a quick-write in which they make predictions about the novel.
To invoke the Common Core Standards, it would be necessary to carry on a class discussion as the novel has not been studied at this point. The standards included below are from the Speaking and Listening strand of Common Core.
This lesson can be used with all levels – college prep, honors, and ELD.
Alignment with Common Core Standards:
This lesson plan includes:
A list of 29 quotes from the novel.
Duration of Lesson: 1 class period
Grade Level: used with 10th, appropriate for high school – all grades