Teacher Guide

Parable of the Sower Lesson Plan

Notes to the Teacher

Every classroom is different, but the bleak and compelling vision of the future that Butler provides may be of interest to many students. You should note, however, that the book contains a great deal of disturbing material, including physical violence, sexual violence, and enslavement. Be open and cautious in discussing these issues with your students.

The thought questions in this lesson plan provide material and ideas that students can use to write short original essays and to develop their powers of analysis.

The questions provided for the final paper are most suitable for student essays. For the sake of improving their written expression, of expression, teachers should encourage...

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