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Ch 3: Teaching William Faulkner Books & Stories

About This Chapter

If you're introducing your literature class to the works of William Faulkner, you might be interested in the strategies and lesson plans outlined in this short chapter. You will find activities, summaries and analyses you can use in your classroom to boost your students' learning experience.

Teaching William Faulkner Books & Stories - Chapter Summary

From personal facts to professional works, this chapter covers details about William Faulkner that you can share with your class. You can implement writing assignments, classroom activities, video lessons and more that are offered in this chapter to keep your students engaged and expand on your existing plans.

Use text lessons that provide detailed analyses and summaries of the novel Intruder in the Dust and short story 'Barn Burning' to help teach your students about plot and characters created by Faulkner.

How It Helps

  • Curriculum standards: Ensures that your lessons meet literacy standards regarding text analysis and word meaning.
  • Student engagement: Keeps students interested in classroom material by using more non-traditional approaches such as activities and videos.
  • Activities or games: Outlines classroom activities to encourage class participation and to help your students better learn and retain information about Faulkner.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning William Faulkner books and stories lessons easy.

  • Use lesson plan outlines for specific William Faulkner topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your literature class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related Intruder in the Dust and 'Barn Burning' 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 aspects of William Faulkner's books and stories.
  • Engage your students with relevant William Faulkner-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

10 Lessons in Chapter 3: Teaching William Faulkner Books & Stories
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William Faulkner Lesson Plan

1. William Faulkner Lesson Plan

Educate your students about author William Faulkner with this lesson plan. Students will listen to a video lesson, take a related follow-up quiz, and participate in three activities to reinforce main concepts.

Intruder in the Dust Lesson Plan

2. Intruder in the Dust Lesson Plan

Increase student understanding of Faulkner's 'Intruder in the Dust' with this lesson plan. Two text lessons allow students to accurately apply reading strategies, analyze characters, and comprehend plot. A culminating activity and quiz are included.

Intruder in the Dust: Summary & Analysis

3. Intruder in the Dust: Summary & Analysis

In this lesson, we will summarize the novel 'Intruder in the Dust' by William Faulkner. It is the story of racial profiling in the 1940s that nearly cost an innocent man his life.

Intruder in the Dust: Characters & Quotes

4. Intruder in the Dust: Characters & Quotes

In this lesson, we will learn more about the characters in William Faulkner's 'Intruder in the Dust' by looking at some of the quotes from the novel and exploring their relation to the plot.

A Rose for Emily Lesson Plan

5. A Rose for Emily Lesson Plan

Help students better understand the Southern Gothic writings of William Faulkner in A Rose for Emily through this Study.com video and accompanying lesson plan. Use the activity to further your students' knowledge.

A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner: Summary, Theme & Analysis

6. A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner: Summary, Theme & Analysis

In William Faulkner's strange and startling short story 'A Rose for Emily,' the reader is introduced to one of literature's most talked-about female characters: Emily Grierson. Learn about how her eccentric life highlighted tensions surrounding change in the South and how death and other Gothic elements tie this story together.

Faulkner's Barn Burning Lesson Plan

7. Faulkner's Barn Burning Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help students make inferences about the character's personality traits and identify the internal conflicts that force the character to change over the course of the short story 'Barn Burning' by William Faulkner.

William Faulkner's Barn Burning: Summary & Analysis

8. William Faulkner's Barn Burning: Summary & Analysis

This lesson will provide a summary of William Faulkner's 1939 short story ~'Barn Burning~' and offer an analysis of the story in terms of its major themes.

Barn Burning by William Faulkner Discussion Questions

9. Barn Burning by William Faulkner Discussion Questions

'Barn Burning' is a short story by William Faulkner about a boy who has to decide between loyalty to his father and doing the right thing. This asset contains classroom discussion questions about this story.

The Sound and the Fury Discussion Questions

10. The Sound and the Fury Discussion Questions

''The Sound and the Fury'' is a novel by William Faulkner, full of complex characters and ambiguous themes. These questions can help your students work through the themes, characters, and plot of this novel.

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