Ch 9: Teaching Toni Morrison Books

About This Chapter

This collection of teacher resources can help you quickly plan lessons about Toni Morrison and her books. The chapter can also help you supplement your Toni Morrison unit and assess your students literature knowledge.

Teaching Toni Morrison Books - Chapter Summary

Plan and supplement a literature unit on Toni Morrison books with this helpful teacher resource chapter. These easy-to-use lesson plan outlines can help you design lessons about Toni Morrison's life, career and her novel, The Bluest Eye. We've also included several supplemental lessons that you can easily integrate in the classroom. You can use the accompanying discussion questions to assess your student's comprehension of the topics you cover in class.

How It Helps

  • Lesson planning: Helps you plan Toni Morrison lessons at any time that fits your schedule.
  • Additional resources: Offers supplemental topical lessons to help you enhance your literature unit on Toni Morrison books.
  • Student assessment: Includes class discussion questions that you can use to stimulate conversation about Toni Morrison's life and work.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning their Toni Morrison lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific Toni Morrison books you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your literature class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related Toni Morrison lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important Toni Morrison books and characters from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant literature-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

9 Lessons in Chapter 9: Teaching Toni Morrison Books
Toni Morrison Lesson Plan

1. Toni Morrison Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help students analyze the author's craft, including the structure and use of literary devices while studying the author, Toni Morrison.

Toni Morrison: Biography, Novels & Poems

2. Toni Morrison: Biography, Novels & Poems

This lesson will provide a brief biography of Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison, a complete list of the novels of this renowned African American writer along with brief synopses of each, and an overview of her poetry collection.

The Bluest Eye Lesson Plan

3. The Bluest Eye Lesson Plan

Did your students grasp all the key points in Toni Morrison's 'The Bluest Eye'? This lesson plan makes sure that they will through a text lesson that provides a summary and explains the setting. An activity allows the class to assess comprehension.

The Bluest Eye: Summary & Setting

4. The Bluest Eye: Summary & Setting

Pecola Breedlove has it tough. Ignored by her mother and molested by her father, Pecola will do just about anything to find someone she can actually talk to.

The Bluest Eye Discussion Questions

5. The Bluest Eye Discussion Questions

Toni Morrison's ~'The Bluest Eye~' is a deep and meaningful text with a compelling plot and important themes. This lesson offers discussion questions that help your students work with the novel.

The Bluest Eye Project Ideas

6. The Bluest Eye Project Ideas

''The Bluest Eye'' by Toni Morrison can be used to introduce topics of prejudice and hate into your classroom. These projects will help you incorporate this book and its themes into your curriculum.

Beloved Discussion Questions

7. Beloved Discussion Questions

The following questions are built to assist you in fostering discussion among your students while reading Toni Morrison's 'Beloved.' Use these in conjunction with your unit and lesson plans.

Recitatif by Toni Morrison Discussion Questions

8. Recitatif by Toni Morrison Discussion Questions

'Recitatif' is a short story by Toni Morrison that follows the friendship of two girls who meet at an orphanage as young children. This asset contains classroom discussion questions about this story.

The Bluest Eye Unit Plan

9. The Bluest Eye Unit Plan

'The Bluest Eye' is Toni Morrison's first novel, which is about an African American girl from a dysfunctional family who wishes she had blue eyes. This asset supports the development of instructional plans for this novel.

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