Day 2

The Alchemist (Coelho) Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Fear of Success

    Kind of Activity:

    Individual Writing


    Apply common theme to multiple characters and analyze its development.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.


    Ask students to open their books to page 57 (page may vary) where the crystal merchant explains to the boy his concern with selling tea in the shop. It begins with "I've had this shop for 30 years....." and ends with " I know the things I should be able to...

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