Teacher Guide

Call Me By Your Name 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 explore the themes of love, desire, sexuality, and nostalgia, as portrayed in this novel

  2. 2

    To examine the effect of a narrator telling the story of his past

  3. 3

    To discover how a story is changed when adapted for film

  4. 4

    To think about speech, secrets, and silence—and about the power and vulnerability they hold

  5. 5

    To examine the author's use of metaphor to explore complex overarching themes and the way this both allows for and inhibits understanding

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