William Faulkner
Lesson plans for "A Rose for Emily" and other works

| Biography and Background | | Absalom! Absalom! | | As I Lay Dying | | "Barn Burning" | | "The Bear" | | Light in August | | "A Rose for Emily" | | The Sound and the Fury |

Biography and Background

William Faulkner: The Nobel Prize in Literature 1949
Background information, including the presentation and banquet speeches.

Perspectives in American Literature: William Faulkner
This page includes an extensive bibliography of criticism; scroll down for study questions for "A Courtship," "Delta Autumn," As I Lay Dying , "Barn Burning," and "A Rose for Emily."

Absalom! Absalom!

Absalom! Absalom! Electronic Interactive Chronology
This resource uses Web technology to help readers grasp the novel's complex chronology.

As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying
Reading strategies, including an anticipation guide, a graphic organizer, and vocabulary practice. Adobe Reader required for access.

"Barn Burning"

"Barn Burning"
Commentary and discussion questions.

"Barn Burning"
This writing assignment asks students to analyze Faulkner's characters in the video version of the story.

"Barn Burning"
Scroll down on this page to find discussion questions, writing topics, and a bibliography of criticism related to the story.

"Barn Burning" and "A Rose for Emily"
Background information, discussion of style, questions for discussion and/or writing, bibliography of criticism for both stories.

"The Bear"

A Vast and Enduring Monument: William Faulkner’s Literary lesson plan
Students will describe the characteristics of William Faulkner’s writing, explain Faulkner’s significance in the literary world, analyze a primary source, and analyze a Faulkner short story.

Light in August

Light in August
Materials from Oprah's Book Club include biography, reading questions, a glossary, and more.

"A Rose for Emily"

These lesson plans have been moved to their own page .

The Sound and the Fury

The Sound and the Fury
These resources from Oprah's Book Club include a video lecture series by Professor Thadious Davis.

William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury : Narrating the Compson Family Decline and the Changing South
Background information, activities, assessment, and related links. This is a rich site!