Goals: To practice academic discussion skills; to determine some of the major themes, plot points, conflicts, and elements of setting in Lord of the Flies
Opener: Think about the plot, setting, and characterization in Lord of the Flies so far. Also, think about the SOAPSTone and what you know about how Golding writing the book fits into the real world. Now, think a little more about the “purpose” part of SOAPSTone. Based on what you’ve read so far, and the context of the novel, what might Golding want to teach us with this novel? What lessons might an author like him think are important enough to write a novel about? What does the book seem to “say” about the world, so far? What, specifically, in the text makes you think this?
Handouts in Class: none
Terms and Vocabulary: plot, setting, characterization, theme
Work Assigned and Collected:
1. We practiced academic discussion skills in a conversation about possible themes in Lord of the Flies