The Phantom of the Opera

Once your class sees the intriguing cover for The Phantom of the Opera, they are not going to want to put the book down. Guide high school readers through the abridged version of the novel by Jennifer Bassett with a set of activities for the first few chapters, including matching characters to their descriptions and predicting the end of the book.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pass out the silly summary page as a warm-up after reading the first and second chapters, and see which pair or small group can find the most mistakes
  • Divide your class into groups and assign characters to each, encouraging them to note their character's progress throughout the book, culminating in a poster at the end of the book
  • Try to organize a trip to see the musical production on stage, or show one of the film versions in class for your class to compare to their reading
Classroom Considerations

  • All of the worksheets are teacher editions, so they have lesson plans and answer keys at the bottom; consider covering this part up before copying and distributing to your class
Pros

  • Makes the book accessible for more learners
  • Activities would make good homework assignments or warm-up activities
Cons

  • None