Teacher Guide

The Old Man and the Sea Lesson Plan

Notes to the Teacher

The thought questions in this lesson plan are meant to stimulate discussion. Customize them at your will, or repurpose them as essay questions for the end of the unit or as short answer questions along the way. If you choose to repurpose them in this way, students should develop more formal responses than the ones they may come up with in class.

Similarly, there is an activity in this unit called T-Char/Word Web and Thread. This is an ongoing activity meant to help students read actively, to help the teacher assess their active reading and to stimulate original thinking about themes in the story. This activity builds up to an essay question at the end, in which students use the threads...

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