This unit in our 8th grade Reading curriculum, covers ‘Flowers for Algernon’ and includes great ideas for teaching the short story.
The 8th Grade Reading curriculum will use the novel, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton to teach important reading skills during the third six weeks of school. Check the links provided for resources and lesson plans for this novel.
It took me eight years to develop my 8th grade reading curriculum, and I’m going to share my hard work with you! Through trial and error and standardized testing results, this curriculum is what I’ve discovered to work best with my teaching style and for my eighth grade students.
When teaching The Diary of Anne Frank play, it is important to provide your students with extensive background information of the Holocaust and World War II. This lesson plan will do just that, but through collaborative learning methods that involve station rotations.
The Diary of Anne Frank play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett appears in many middle school literature books. This study guide will provide review questions for the play.
The short story, “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes is a part of contemporary American literature that is read and studied in middle and high schools around the world. This Flowers for Algernon guide will help readers to understand the literary elements implemented within the story.
Book reports are revamped and given new life with this creative writing project! Using a cereal box to creatively display aspects of the story, students will find this means of presentation much more appealing using these activities for gifted students.
Put a creative spin on traditional book reports with this cereal box project! The lesson allows students to express their creativity while demonstrating their knowledge of the work they are sharing with the class.
Reinact the maze race between Charlie and Algernon with this fun activity! Team Algernon and Team Charlie will enjoy the competing against one another in this exciting and competitive recreation of the classic scene of man vs. mouse.
This lesson provides vocabulary words and definitions from the short story, “Flowers for Algernon”. Learn more about the story and improve your vocabulary at the same time!
After reading the short story “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes, use this lesson plan to implement fun and educational challenges into your classroom.
Irony is a complex literary term that is extremely difficult for students to wrap their heads around. This lesson plan uses several examples of irony, from visual to situational irony, and helps students to analyze why an example is truly ironic?
Reading passages are difficult for students because they require focus and stamina in reading in order to correctly answer the questions that typically follow. With the TRAPP strategy, students will learn simple, yet effective steps to reading and analyzing a test passage.
“The Lottery” has a wealth of vocabulary to teach your students. Using paper copies of the story, along with context clues and other vocabulary activities, students can gain much vocab knowledge after reading the short story.