Literature Lesson Plans, Authors Achebe-Alvarez
Things Fall Apart
A variety of teaching resources.
The Zookeeper's Wife
by Diane Ackerman
This reading group guide has 11 discussion questions.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
by Douglas Adams
A directed reading-thinking activity and other resources to support the novel. Adobe Reader required for access.
Destruction of the Tea in Boston
Three texts: an entry from John Adams' diary, a letter to his friend John Warren, and a letter to his wife, Abigail Adams. Follow links for a PDF or Google docs version. (Nonfiction/informational text.)
"Real Food" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Text of the story.
Lesson plans for Tuesdays with Morrie . (Nonfiction/informational text.)
Louisa May Alcott
Lesson plans and teaching ideas for Little Women and other books by Alcott.
Biography and lesson plans for the author of The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and other works.
A collection of teaching resources.
Author Isabel Allende
These standards-based materials support Bill Moyers's interview with Allende, with emphasis on her book My Invented Country: a Nostalgic Journey Through Chile . Students are encouraged think about how people write about history. The video is available for purchase; a transcript is available online.
House of Spirits
Words are presented in context and with definitions. Click on a word for pronunciation, synonyms, examples of use, more.
City of the Beasts
by Isabel Allende
This digital booktalk (2:15) can serve as a prereading activity.
Tales of passion
Author and activist Isabel Allende discusses women, creativity, the definition of feminism, and passion in this TED-ED video (18:31). Includes some graphic and adult description; consider using clips in the classroom instead of the entire video.
This I Believe
, Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.
Scroll down to find a list of the 80 essays in the book, an audio excerpt, a reading guide, and a teacher's guide. Adobe Reader or compatible application required for the guides.
Lesson plans for How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents , In the Time of the Butterflies .