Ch 10: Teaching Life of Pi

About This Chapter

Teaching a novel comes with its own challenges, but this chapter can help you conquer any obstacle as you prepare to teach ''Life of Pi.'' These teaching resources offer you planning tools to assist with designing your own lectures, and many of the lessons can be used directly in your classroom.

Teaching Life of Pi - Chapter Summary

Our instructors have designed this chapter to showcase various approaches that educators can use to teach Life of Pi to their students. A few of the topics discussed in this chapter include the following:

  • Activity ideas connected to the novel
  • Questions to promote good discussions
  • A review of similar literature

Our straightforward lessons provide you with the info you need to make your own lesson plans for this novel unit. Whether you are looking for activities, study questions, or full-on lesson plans, our materials can give you the inspiration and step-by-step guidance that you can use directly in your own classroom.

How It Helps

  • Timesaver: Instead of searching the Internet for ideas, we keep everything in one easy-to-navigate location, so you won't waste any of your prep time if you go to our resource first.
  • Enhances student skills: Our lessons focus on your needs as the teacher, which include improving the skills of your students, so you can rest easy knowing that everything in this chapter can be used to boost your students' reading comprehension and writing skills.
  • Increases teacher resources: Even if you have taught this novel before, the information in our chapter provides you with new ideas that you can cycle in and out of your curriculum for years to come.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Describe a full unit plan to teach the novel
  • Identify how to outline individual lesson plans for the text
  • Integrate pre-reading activities into your classroom
  • Implement thoughtful classroom activities about the novel
  • Explain useful writing activities to increase student comprehension
  • Point out important discussion questions for homework assignments and quizzes
  • Offer examples of other books similar to Life of Pi

7 Lessons in Chapter 10: Teaching Life of Pi
Life of Pi Unit Plan

1. Life of Pi Unit Plan

'Life of Pi,' by Yann Martel, is an important and moving book, but also a challenging one to teach. This lesson offers a potential unit plan for organizing your classroom work with the text.

Life of Pi Lesson Plan

2. Life of Pi Lesson Plan

Use this lesson to help students summarize 'The Life of Pi' by Yann Martel. After they have finished reading the novel and lesson, students will have a chance to discuss and analyze plot before applying comprehension skills to an activity.

Life of Pi Pre-Reading Activities

3. Life of Pi Pre-Reading Activities

Yann Martel's ~'Life of Pi~' is a complicated text that deals with captivating themes. The pre-reading activities in this lesson will help your students prepare themselves to get as much as possible out of the book.

Life of Pi Classroom Activities

4. Life of Pi Classroom Activities

''Life of Pi'' is the story of survival of a young man under fantastical circumstances. This lesson provides examples of group and individual activities based on the story.

Life of Pi Writing Activities

5. Life of Pi Writing Activities

You can enhance student comprehension before, during, and after your students read 'Life of Pi' by incorporating writing activities into your instruction. This lesson offers ideas and prompts that will get students thinking.

Discussion Questions for Life of Pi

6. Discussion Questions for Life of Pi

''Life of Pi'', by Yann Martel, presents an incredible opportunity to engage your students in conversations they will remember for the rest of their lives. The discussion questions in this lesson are oriented toward deepening your students' experience with the text.

Books Like Life of Pi

7. Books Like Life of Pi

The 'Life of Pi' is the story of a young man and his journey on a boat with a tiger. The following lesson provides a variety of books that are similar to the 'Life of Pi'.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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