The Egypt Game Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Are your students reading 'The Egypt Game' by Zilpha Keatley Snyder? Use this lesson plan to review the plot of the book and to help students analyze its characters, then have students apply concepts with a fun activity.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • summarize the plot of The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
  • analyze characters in The Egypt Game


1 hour


Key Characters

  • April Hall
  • Melanie Ross
  • Marshall Ross
  • Elizabeth Chung
  • Ken Kamata
  • Tony Alvillar

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.1

Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.2

Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.3

Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

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