Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes

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Looking for materials to accompany your study of Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes? Look no further! Included here is everything you need to go alongside your unit: worksheets, graphic organizers, writing assignments, an assessment, and more. Note that there is an emphasis on studying multiple intelligences for several of the worksheets.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pick and choose your favorites to use or adapt for your unit, or use them all in the order they are presented in
  • Use these materials and add in a few collaborative or hands-on activities into the mix
Classroom Considerations

  • There are several pages that focus on what the resource calls different intelligence categorizations; you may also know these as multiple intelligences
  • While the resource starts out by saying it's a unit, what is included here is all the materials to go with a unit (no lesson plans are provided)
Pros

  • Comes with several pages that focus on language and vocabulary; these require pupils to compare Charlie's usage to standard usage
  • Combines the study of a literary text with grammar concepts in a way that makes sense
  • Provides answer keys for all worksheets and the included assessment
  • Requires learners to compare and contrast, write creatively and persuasively, demonstrate comprehension of the text, and more
Cons

  • The worksheet calls Flowers for Algernon realistic fiction, but it is actually science fiction
  • On the first vocabulary page, the word shrew is repeated for no apparent reason