Heart of Darkness

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There may be plenty of horror in Joseph Conrad's novel Heart of Darkness, but studying the details of the plot doesn't need to be horrific. High schoolers complete a short crossword puzzle to review the names, events, and relationships in the book before checking their answers with an answer key.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Attach to a reading packet during a novel unit
  • Assign literature circles based on the books addressed by the resource publisher
Classroom Considerations
  • Puzzle does not address deeper themes or motifs in the book; best as a simple reading check
  • Solutions in both puzzle and clues make assessment easy and quick
  • None
Common Core