Day 5

Oryx and Crake Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Unanswered Questions

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion


    Students will be able to explore Crake's mysterious final moments

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.6


    Students may be left with many unanswered questions at the end of the novel. What will Snowman do next? Who are the new people on the beach? Why did Crake kill Oryx?

    Use this last question to initiate a class discussion about the characters' ambiguous personalities and motivations. Identify the many possible reasons for Crake's act. Students can build many different but equally valid arguments: for example, one...

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