Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
Grade: 09, 10
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.
Compare and contrast a text to an audio, video, or multimedia version of the text, analyzing each medium’s portrayal of the subject (e.g., how the delivery of a speech affects the impact of the words).
Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea.
Grade: 09, 10
Analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums (e.g., a person’s life story in both print and multimedia), determining which details are emphasized in each account.
This game is based on William Golding's novel, Lord of the Flies, an exciting book about a group of young boys isolated on a desert island. The game introduces analytical aspects of the book to challenge a reader's memory through play and is an excellent tool for review and assessment. Students will explore questions such as: Who are the different characters in the Lord of the Flies book? What is a symbol? How might one interpret the book? Through game play, Lord of the Flies presents one possible interpretation of Golding's work—though this interpretation is no more legitimate than any other. As Golding himself claimed, The right interpretation is the one that rises to the reader the first time he reads the book. This game was developed to honor the works of William Golding, who was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize for literature.
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-8, students use BrainPOP resources (including an online interactive game) to explore the symbolism and themes of William Golding's novel "Lord of the Flies." This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »