Day 1

Gone Girl Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

Students should read from the beginning of the novel to the end of Chapter 11: "Nick Dunne: One Day Gone."

Common Core Objectives

  1. 1

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.2

  2. 2

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.3

  3. 3

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.4

  4. 4

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.5

  5. 5

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.3

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

Chapter 1: “Nick Dunne: The Day Of”

This chapter introduces the male point-of-view character, Nick Dunne....

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