Teacher Guide

The Things They Carried Lesson Plan

Bringing in Technology

Consider using Evernote, Google Docs, Voicethread, or some other cloud-based tool to have students do their ongoing writing assignments in this guide. These application will help them add images or voice too.

Consider usingFakebook to create pages for the people of O'Brien's stories, or for Alpha Company as a group.

The activities "The Things I Carry" and "Point of View" in Day 1, and "Story Truth" in Day 2, may be part of an ongoing class blog or website.

In Day 3, the activity, "Email Threads," asks students to write carefully crafted emails, and to pay close attention to how to write a relevant and compelling subject heading.

In Day 4, the activity, "The Situation and The Story," asks...

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