Flowers for Algernon Literary Unit | 123Read&Write


The short science fiction story, Flowers for Algernon, is written by Daniel Keyes. Algernon is a laboratory mouse who has been tested upon to increase his intelligence. The story is told in a series of progress reports, by main protagonist Charlie Gordon, who undergoes the same procedure. This simple literary unit will guide your students through this heart breaking science fiction classic. This page offers a portion of an 8th grade lesson plan unit to coincide with this work of science fiction. For the full unit plan, please see my educational store at Wake Up Sunshine! You can even see the student final blog papers written from Charlie Gordon’s perspective!


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