Invisible Man Lesson Plan

Instructor: Christopher Muscato

Chris has a master's degree in history and teaches at the University of Northern Colorado.

This lesson plan is intended for high school students who have completed ''The Invisible Man'' by H.G. Wells. Students will discuss the book's characters and themes, and use them as the basis for their own writing projects.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the themes, plot, and characters of The Invisible Man
  • Retell a third person story from the first person perspective
  • Demonstrate how the relationships between characters can be used to communicate the themes of a novel

Length

90-120 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.3.A

Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation and its significance, establishing one or multiple point(s) of view, and introducing a narrator and/or characters; create a smooth progression of experiences or events.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.3.D

Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.9

Demonstrate knowledge of eighteenth-, nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century foundational works of American literature, including how two or more texts from the same period treat similar themes or topics.

Materials

  • Copies of the lesson quiz
  • Copies of The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells (recommended but not required)

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