Daniel Keyes
Lesson plans for Flowers for Algernon

Daniel Keyes

Flowers for Algernon
Vocabulary practice, graphic organizers, character analysis with emphasis on types of intelligence, creative writing, practice with advertising techniques, assessments, and answer keys. This 30-page document requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access.

Flowers for Algernon
Several reading strategies to support study of the novel, including an anticipation guide, a questioning strategy, and a vocabulary activity.

Flowers for Algernon
How might students use storyboards to demonstrate and to extend their learning? Check the resources here. Students work with plot diagram, vocabulary, themes, motifs, and symbols, more. Note: Storyboard That helps sponsor this site.

Flowers for Algernon
Students note details as they read. Includes pre-reading questions, text-dependent questions and suggested evidence-based answers, academic vocabulary, a culminating writing task with prompt and model response, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

Flowers for Algernon
Links to a Rorschach Test and IQ test in addition to study guide questions and other links.

"Flowers for Algernon"
Click on "Flowers for Algernon" to the left to find 6 printable pages of activities for this story. This extensive document contains materials for several other stories, as well. Be careful not to print the entire document unless you want all 116 pages. Requires Adobe Reader for access.

Flowers for Algernon : You be Charlie
Students assume the role of Charlie to gain insights into the character.

"Lawd! Lawd! Lawd!"
Inspired by the character Charlie in Daniel Keye's Flowers for Algernon , the writer will craft sentences, using different dialects/sayings with correct dialogue punctuation. The writer will devote a page in his/her writers notebook to these sentences, and throughout the year he/she will be invited to explore a different dialect by adding a new sentence to the page. Late in the year, the writer will choose a favorite dialogue sentence and write an extended scene of dialogue based on that sentence. This lesson focuses on conventions and idea development.

Teaching the Short Story, "Flowers for Algernon," to College-Level ESL Students
Pre-reading, writing, and multimedia activities.

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