by Herman Melville
Lesson plans and learning activities
From the New York Times: archived articles, reviews, and related links.
Biography from Wikipedia.
: A Brief Discussion
Text of the novella in plain text format.
Vocabulary presented in context with definitions. Click on a word for pronunciation, examples of recent use, more. Words are organized alphabetically by sections (ch. 1-8, 9-18, 19-23, 24-31). Follow links at the top of the page.
questions and answer key
More than 50 multiple choice questions organized by chapter. Answer key included.
Make A Book Into A Movie Project
Students turn Melville's Billy Budd into a movie. This lesson can easily be adapted for other works, too.