Day 5

Paper Towns Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Different Kinds of Paper Towns

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion


    Students will be able to consider the significance of the novel's title and the phrase "paper towns."

    Common Core Standards:



    Discuss the importance of places, whether physical or imaginary, in Paper Towns. Jefferson Park is, to Margo, a “paper town” - by that, she means it is superficial. But Q discovers that “paper town” means something else too: a fake town, created as a copyright trap by mapmaking companies. Agloe, New York is a paper town that was once just a name on a map – but because it was on a map, someone built the Agloe General...

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