Lesson: Perks of Being a Wallflower
Author: Neil Klein
Subject Area: Reading/Language Arts
Grade Level: 12 - 12
This lesson comes after completing The Perks of Being a Wallflower. We will discuss the novel (it’s implications in regards to Charlie’s life, his relationships with the other characters, etc.). In addition, we will use technology to research prevalent themes in the novel, most notably, child sexual abuse.
The student will use appropriate strategies to respond to text. a) Summarize content and filter relevant information in order to build a knowledge base. b) Interact with text to connect to and form personal interpretations. c) Interpret ideas, recognize logical relationships, and draw conclusions based on sufficient evidence. d) Make connections to previous learning, other content areas, and personal experiences.
Directions: Link to a video that shows how a victim of child sexual abuse may feel.
Directions: A video that depicts what Charlie probably felt.