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8th Grade Reading Practice: Flowers for Algernon - Chapter Summary
Use this 8th grade language arts chapter to get extra reading practice. The chapter focuses on the novel Flowers for Algernon, and as you work through these bite-sized lessons, you'll examine literary topics relating to the book's themes, literary devices, quotes, setting and more. The chapter comes with plenty of self-assessment quizzes to help you check your understanding of the novel's literary elements. You can use any Internet-connected device to access the chapter, and when you're finished, you should be able to:
- Summarize and analyze Flowers for Algernon
- Explain the novel's themes, setting, conflicts and symbols
- Recognize examples of foreshadowing in Flowers for Algernon
- Identify important quotes from the book
- Relate why Flowers for Algernon was banned
1. Flowers for Algernon: Summary & Themes
''Flowers for Algernon'' is a short story and novel by Daniel Keyes that explores questions about intellect and happiness. The main character, Charlie Gordon, undertakes an intellectual journey that has far-reaching and unforeseen repercussions.
2. Flowers for Algernon Setting
In ''Flowers for Algernon'' by Daniel Keyes, Charlie Gordon is an intellectually disabled man living in New York during the 1960s. In this lesson, we will learn how the setting of this story contributes to its development.
3. Flowers for Algernon Conflict
Facing our fears can be difficult, but the character Charlie Gordon shows us the importance of doing so. In this lesson, we will analyze the theme of 'Flowers for Algernon' by examining Charlie's conflicts.
4. Flowers for Algernon Analysis
The novel ''Flowers for Algernon'' by Daniel Keyes was published in 1966. This story of a mentally challenged man who risked everything for learning explores the idea of artificially enhanced intelligence while following Charlie's emotional personal journey.
5. Flowers for Algernon Symbols
Reading can give us insight about the world around us, but there are more messages hidden within the pages of a book. In this lesson will we analyze the literary device symbolism in the novel 'Flowers for Algernon' by Daniel Keyes.
6. Foreshadowing in Flowers for Algernon
The use of foreshadowing in Daniel Keyes' Flowers for Algernon often generates dramatic irony. As we will see in this lesson, the first-person narrator, Charlie Gordon, is himself innocent of a sense of foreboding throughout the first part of the novel. His own sense of impending crisis is never equal to the reader's.
7. Important Quotes from Flowers for Algernon
''Flowers for Algernon,'' a novel that explores the nature of knowledge, leaves readers wondering about the idea of intelligence. Do humans with different levels of intelligence experience life differently? By using Charlie's reports to examine topics of intelligence, ignorance and isolation, this novel challenges the idea of what it truly means to be smart.
8. Why Was Flowers for Algernon Banned?
''Flowers for Algernon'' is a poignant fiction novel that has been banned and challenged all over the United States due to its sexually explicit nature. The science fiction novel is more thought provoking than explicit, but the intimacy of the writing has made this a controversial read.
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Other chapters within the 8th Grade Language Arts course
- Pronouns, Adverbs & Infinitives
- Spelling Basics
- Punctuation & Capitalization
- Sentences: Types & Parts
- Revising Writing
- Reading Strategies Overview
- Reading Comprehension & Response
- Reading & Interpreting Visuals
- Literary Elements & Devices
- Reading & Writing Informational Texts
- Reading & Writing Persuasive Texts
- Reading & Writing Poetry
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