On the Road

  • Jack Kerouac's cult classic, On the Road, is the focus of this resource designed for teachers

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Offer On the Road as an option for book circles
Classroom Considerations

  • A protocol for a safe and respectful discussion of emotionally-charged topics should be in place before beginning a discussion of the novel
Pros

  • The packet includes chapter-by-chapter summaries, background information on Kerouac, and suggestions for before and after reading activities
Cons

  • The approach used requires highly-motivated readers familiar with the travel-log style of the novel
Common Core