Teacher Guide

The Westing Game Lesson Plan

Notes to the Teacher

Before reading, students should be prepared to encounter some instances of dated language. For instance, Flora Baumbach's daughter is described as "retarded" and "Mongoloid." Most students will be aware that these terms are inappropriate today, but it should be explained before reading and reiterated after reading that the terms in use today are "disabled" and "Down's Syndrome."

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,...

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