Day 1

The Alchemist (Coelho) Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What are some of the central themes in this section that may be carried on through the book? Cite any evidence in the text that leads you to believe the themes are central to the story and may reemerge.

    Possible themes include the idea of the Personal Legend, the importance of dreams, the boy's relationships (with animals, with family, with strangers and in love), and the boy's desire to travel. Additional themes include religion and faith, the power of belief, free will vs. destiny, and the importance of storytelling.

    This question is a good place to start as it opens up the conversation. It can be used to assess the topics that...

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