Day 1

All the King's Men Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Who's Huey Long? Who's Willie Stark?

    Kind of Activity:

    Research

    Objective:

    Students will be able to understand the story behind Warren's roman à clef

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.3; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.7; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.8

    Structure:

    If your edition of All the King's Men contains an introduction or preface, review it briefly with the students. If it does not, have them look at a description of All the King's Men on GradeSaver. This is likely to reveal to them that the novel is widely considered to be about a real historical figure, Huey Long.

    Who was Huey Long? Divide students into small groups and ask them to conduct...

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