Teacher Guide

The Old Man and the Sea Lesson Plan

Relationship to Other Books

Consider other works by Hemingway, such as The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway. All of Ernest Hemingway's writing is relevant to the style and content of Old Man and the Sea, but this text provides a readable companion to the story, as stories can be easily assigned and integrated into the unit.

Hemingway on Fishing: This text provides readers with a sense of Hemingway's love of fishing and the natural world.

Ernest Hemingway on Writing: In this text, Hemingway reflects on writing and the writing process. This is a valuable companion for assignmetns that look at Hemingway's approach to storytelling.

The essay "Self-Reliance" by Ralph Waldo Emerson deals with the theme of...

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