Teacher Guide

Flowers for Algernon 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 trace Charlie Gordon's character development throughout the novel, and unpack its relationship to his intelligence.

  2. 2

    To analyze the novel's themes of disability awareness.

  3. 3

    To read the text with a critical eye.

  4. 4

    To understand the way the epistolary form and style shape the narrative.

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