Day 3

Looking for Alaska Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The Rest of the Gang

    Kind of Activity:

    Role Play


    To examine Lara and Takumi's aren't as fleshed out as Chip and Miles: examine their perspectives.

    Common Core Standards:



    Miles is obsessed with Alaska, and best friends with the Colonel, but the other two participants in Barn Night are not very prominent in his account.

    Takumi is the only prominent character of color in Looking For Alaska, and his characterization is pretty limited. The Colonel isn't as close to Takumi as he is to the Colonel and Alaska -- they don't spend a lot of one-on-one time together, and rarely have conversations apart...

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