Teacher Guide

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Lesson Plan

Notes to the Teacher

The Perks of Being a Wallflower includes and may facilitate discussion of sex, rape, drugs, and drinking. You may want to provide content warnings in advanced to students when approaching sensitive topics. Encourage students to reach out for clarification or support on anything they find confusing or problematic.

The thought questions in this lesson plan provide material and ideas that students can use to write short original essays. For the sake of improving the power of expression, teachers should encourage students to write on topics that have been discussed in class, this time in the more formal writing style expected in a literary essay. However, students should never be discouraged...

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