Flowers for Algernon is a beautiful and poignant story. It teaches us about the issue of living with a disability as well as parenting a child with a disability, love, respect, and the essential need for human connection and affection.
This six-sided brochure for the short story "Flowers for Algernon" will be a hit with your students as they practice Common Core skills in a fun format! Students cite text evidence, make inferences, experience new vocabulary, examine conflict, and determine theme. Cover artwork provides a nice touch for a great display!
As my 8th graders studied Flowers for Algernon and looked at how Charlie is a dynamic character, I had them tweet from Charlie's point of view after significant progress reports. Students enjoyed reading each other's tweets every few days and enjoyed creating #'s that were specific to the story.
Flowers for Algernon-Worksheets, Activities, Reader's Workshop