Literature Lesson Plans, Authors Paton-Pyle


Alan Paton
Lesson plans and activities for teaching Cry, the Beloved Country .

Doctor Zhivago , ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre, novel by Boris Pasternak
This site supports the 2003 video version directed by Giacomo Campiotti. It includes episode descriptions, a "novel to film" compare and contrast page, and an essay by Russell Baker.

Teaching All the King's Men & Huey Long with Occupy Wall Street
Scroll down to find links to 2 speeches by Huey Long and some thoughts on relating them to current events.

My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Summary, book talk, and 12 discussion questions.

My Sister's Keeper Digital Booktalk
This short video (1:37) could serve as a prereading activity.

My Sister's Keeper
A variety of reading activities, including "My Best Guess" (prereading), creating a board game, and writing an alternate ending.

Edgar Allan Poe
Lesson plans and activities for Poe's poetry and stories.

"The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" by Katherine Anne Porter
Lesson plans and teaching resources.

"A Christmas Story" by Katherine Anne Porter
A nonfiction narrative about a little girl's understanding of Christmas.

Chaim Potok
Lesson plans for The Chosen , My Name is Asher Lev , more.

Dead Man Walking by Sister Helen Prejean
Brief author biography and 17 discussion questions.

"This One Is Captain Waskow" by Ernie Pyle
Background material and text of one of the most popular of Pyle's columns from World War II. Follow links to PDF or Google Docs format. (Nonfiction/informational text.)



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