Day 1

Flowers for Algernon Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

Students should read from page 1 ("March 3rd") to page 66 ("April 22nd").

Common Core Objectives

  1. 1

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.5

  2. 2

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.7

Note that it is perfectly fine to expand any day’s work into two days depending on the characteristics of the class, particularly if the class will engage in all of the suggested classroom exercises and activities and discuss all of the thought questions.

Content Summary for Teachers

Students should read from page 1 ("March 3rd") to page 66 ("April 22nd").

Readers are introduced to the narrator, Charlie, an intellectually disabled man whose journal entries comprise the novel's text. Charlie is...

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