Teacher Guide

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    To read the text carefully with an eye to descriptive language.

  2. 2

    To produce sophisticated written and artistic responses to the text and research materials.

  3. 3

    To produce original creative narratives inspired by the novel's themes and prose styling.

  4. 4

    To connect the setting and events of the novel to broader historical themes.

  5. 5

    To connect Carson McCullers's biography to the major characters and themes of the text.

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