Day 1

Oryx and Crake Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    "I Am Not My Childhood," and Other Lies Told by Snowman

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Discussion


    Students will be able to analyze how Jimmy's character is affected by his relationships and surroundings.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.6


    The early chapters of Oryx and Crake focus heavily on its protagonist's childhood. These early years may not seem important, but they can be seen as a microcosm of Jimmy's eventual character trajectory. As a class, investigate the chapters in which Jimmy recalls his childhood, and encourage students to remember the events and relationships that shape him. These...

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