Day 1

Gone Girl Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Fun With Nick Dunne

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion

    Objective:

    Students will be able to discuss the character of Nick Dunne, and consider why he might be deliberately unlikable.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.2

    Structure:

    Ask your students to discuss their general impressions of Nick's character. You may want to ask some or all of the following discussion questions:

    • Is Nick sympathetic/likeable? If not, why not?
    • How does Nick feel about himself?
    • How does Nick feel about Amy?
    • How does Nick treat other people?

    Some students may find common ground with Nick, but many will likely conclude he's kind of a jerk. Nick...

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