Day 5

Thirteen Reasons Why Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Letter to Mr. Porter

    Kind of Activity:

    Individual Writing


    To make connections between the main character and the minor characters


    Introduce this activity with a discussion about Hannah’s relationship to Mr. Porter. You can ask students the following questions:

    - What is Mr. Porter’s role in Hannah’s life?

    - Why did Hannah go to Mr. Porter for help?

    - What do you think Hannah expected from Mr. Porter?

    - How did Mr. Porter fail or hurt Hannah?

    - How could Mr. Porter have done better?

    - Based on Hannah’s recorded conversation, how would you describe Mr. Porter’s character?

    - How would you describe Hannah’s character?

    Have students imagine that...

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