Amy Tan
Lesson plans for The Joy Luck Club and other works

| Biography and Background | | The Joy Luck Club | | The Bonesetter's Daughter | | "Mother Tongue" |

Biography and Background

Amy Tan
The author's official website.

Amy Tan
Biography.

Amy Tan: Overview
Extensive analysis, including structure, themes, and images.

Anniina's Amy Tan Page
Biography, extensive links, excerpts, reviews.

The Joy Luck Club and individual stories

The Joy Luck Club
Historical background, author biography, related works, discussion questions, related resources, and a thorough teacher's guide. These materials were prepared as part of the NEA Big Read.

"Rules of the Game"
Graphic organizer for active reading, practice with connotation, and editing practice. Requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access.

"Two Kinds"
Graphic organizer for active reading, vocabulary and editing practice. Requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access.

Using The Joy Luck Club to Teach Core Standards and 21st Century Literacies
Authors describe an overview of their unit, which emphasizes families and the challenges of multiculturalism.

The Joy Luck Club vocabulary
Words are organized by section, presented in context and with definitions. Click on a word for pronunciation, synonyms, more.

World Book Club
A 2004 interview, in which author Tan discusses The Joy Luck Club .

Modern Literature and the Arts, Seen through the Experience of American Immigrants
This unit plan uses Tan's "Rules of the Game" and 4 other works to help students further develop their knowledge of the connections between literature and the arts and be able to connect their personal experiences with people who have immigrated to the United States. All of the stories can be found in McDougal Littel's The Language of Literature . Designed for 8th grade.

The Bonesetter's Daughter

The Bonesetter's Daughter
Twenty discussion questions.

"Mother Tongue"

Exploring Language and Identity: Amy Tan's "Mother Tongue" and Beyond
"Students explore fiction and nonfiction texts and write literacy narratives as a part of their exploration of these issues of language and identity."

"Mother Tongue," Vocabulary from the personal essay
20 words presented in context and with definitions. Click on a word for pronunciation, examples of use, synonyms, more.

"Mother Tongue,"
Text of the essay.



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