Lord of the Flies Anticipation Guide and Activities

“What are we? Humans? Or animals? Or savages?” Ah, the central question of Lord of the Flies. As part of their study of William Golding's riveting novel, readers complete an anticipation guide and respond to a series of survey questions that echo themes in tale.

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Instructional Ideas

  • The guide may also be used to assess readers' understanding of Golding's themes
Classroom Considerations

  • The activity presumes a protocol has been established for a safe, respectful discussion of emotionally-charged issues

  • The question and answer survey encourages readers to make text-to-self connections

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