Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler)
Lesson plans for
A Series of Unfortunate Events
The Austere Academy
Summary and 11 discussion questions.
A Bad Beginning
Four book talks from Nancy Keane.
Everyday Edits: Lemony Snicket
Given a sample of mispunctuated work, students identify errors and correct them.
Left to Their Own (Literary) Devices: Writing Creatively as Inspired By Lemony Snicket
"Students write scenes for stories using their own original characters and employing literary and plot devices found in the Lemony Snicket children's book series."
With an attitude only an adolescent could love, this site presents games, cards, and samples of the Series of Unfortunate Events that form the Lemony Snicket books. The Reader's Guide on the "Books" page is a wonderful spoof of such guides.
Lemony Snicket Electronic Pals
Given the book The Bad Beginning , an assigned Lemony Snicket electronic pal, and guidelines for writing a book review, students will write a book review and send it via e-mail to their Lemony Snicket e-pal. Includes supporting websites.
Mapping Characters Across Book Series
This lesson focuses on character development. Students create a graphic map of a character over the course of a series.
Quidditch.com's Incomplete Guide to Lemony Snicket Allusions
From Baudelaire to Redburn, Omoo, and Typee: someone with a keen appreciation has done readers of the Lemony Snicket books a great favor!
Who's Who in
The Bad Beginning
Students expand their vocabulary as they identify character traits. They study idioms and learn about the Dewey Decimal System. Printable handouts and answers included. Adobe Reader required; 11 pages.
Wickedly Whimsical Words: A Dreadful Dictionary
Students review dictionary formats and create a dictionary of invented words. Adobe Reader required.