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Lord of the Flies Unit Plan

Instructor: Matthew Hamel

Matt has degrees in Journalism and Business and has taught a variety of courses at high schools and universities around the world.

For a variety of reasons, 'Lord of the Flies' continues to be a staple in English classrooms around the world. This lesson provides teachers with a unit outline for teaching Lord of the Flies to students.

Lord of the Flies Unit Plan

Reading Lord of the Flies (LOTF) can be a seminal moment in any student's life. The book has struck a chord with generations of readers because of its exotic setting and keen insight into human nature. This unit outline includes ideas you can use to teach your students about William Golding's 1954 literary classic.

Unit Outline

This outline includes three primary activities that can be used throughout the reading of LOTF. These are:

  1. Small group discussions
  2. Character profiles
  3. Class debates

These activities will help to bolster your students understanding of the book and can help to increase their engagement with the material.

In general, reading assignments should be done outside of class. This will allow each student ample time to complete the reading, and will prevent slower readers from feeling self-conscious.

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