Currently in 8th Grade Advanced ELA the students are reading "Lord of the Flies" as a novel study. During the course of the novel, students are discussing questions related to CCSS Reading Literature 8.2, 8.3, 8.6, and 8.9. These standards encompass all of the literary elements: plot, character, theme, summarizing, and point of view. Students have compared the characters in the novel to characters in the Bible and Greek Mythology (RL 8.9).
In addition, we are researching the debate between Nature vs. Nurture and making connections between these real world ideas and what we see happening to the characters in the novel.
We will have a classroom visitor, Mrs. Bette Foster, to help make dioramas of the novel's setting at different points in the plot development.