Leslie Marmon Silko
Lesson plans for Ceremony

Cañoncito, New Mexico
Photograph and additional information.

In this postreading activity students explore the novel in terms of Joseph Campbell's monomyth with emphasis on separation, initiation, and return.

Leslie Marmon Silko
On this page, a brief biography. Follow links to teaching tips and discussion questions for Ceremony and to links to support materials

Leslie Marmon Silko (Laguna)
This essay explores "classroom issues and strategies" for approaching Ceremony and other works by Silko.

Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony and the Effects of White Contact on Pueblo Myth and Ritual
This essay by Suzanne M. Austgen provides background and critical commentary on the novel.

Native American Literature: A Paradigm Shift
These materials encourage students to understand the cultural differences between Native and nonnative literary traditions, using either Ceremony or Louise Erdrich's Love Medicine .

Sharon Madison
This unit plan approaches the novel Ceremony in the context of the monomyth.

Sites about Ceremony
Links to critical essays, part of the Internet Public Library's Online literary criticism collection.

Vocabulary from Ceremony
Words are organized by section and presented in context and with definition. click on a word for pronunciation, examples of recent use, more.

"Yellow Woman"
Analysis and study questions.