Teacher Guide

Flannery O'Connor's Stories Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Students will be able to analyze central themes and symbols prevalent in the short stories of Flannery O’Connor.

  2. 2

    Students will understand how the historical moment of desegregation in the American South is reflected in O’Connor’s work.

  3. 3

    Students will be able to explore the challenges and opportunities of adapting literary works for film, through examples from O'Connor's body of work.

  4. 4

    Students will learn to use direct and indirect characterization as a means to examine texts closely and make inferences about character...

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