Day 5

Flowers for Algernon Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Interviews with Charlie

    Kind of Activity:

    Role Play


    To analyze Charlie's character development and theorize about what it means within the context of the novel.

    Common Core Standards:



    How does Charlie change throughout the novel, and why? As your classes progresses through the novel, this will probably become a topic of much debate. At times, Charlie seems to love being intelligent and really resents his memories of his past self. But he also is frequently depressed and anxious, and he has a lot of difficulty connecting with people. Many characters who were fond of the "old" Charlie find the...

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