Teacher Guide

Room Lesson Plan

Introduction to Room

Room was written by Emma Donoghue and published in 2010. It was shortlisted for several awards, like the Man Booker Prize, the Orange Prize for Fiction, and the Governor General's Awards. It was an ALA Notable Book, a New York Times Notable Best Book of the Year, an Irish Book Awards winner for Best Irish Novel, and the Salon Book Award winner. It also went on to be a movie. Emma Donoghue told the Guardian that after Room's success, "I've had a great last year...I don't see how my friends can do anything other than hate me."

Room is told from the perspective of five-year-old Jack, who was born on Rug in Room and has never been outside of Room. As Jack explains to the reader, Jack’s...

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