The Old Man and the Sea: Concept Analysis

Use a helpful concept analysis guide when planning your unit on Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea. The resource covers plot elements, literary themes, and possible issues to address in order to make the work accessible to all of your learners.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Bring up the concepts and themes as discussion topics for your novel unit, before and after you class members begin reading
  • Have readers collect quotes from the novel that support each theme and story element
Classroom Considerations

  • Provides background information about the novel
  • Some of the concept analysis is the lesson author's opinion about the story
Pros

  • Provides titles of related informational texts, as well as a link to the entire unit 
Cons

  • Does not include any activities or lessons for learners