Flowers for Algernon Literary Study | 123Read&Write


This is a middle school literary study of the science fiction short story, Flowers for Algernon, written by Daniel Keyes. The story deals heavily in morality in regards to the treatment of the mentally disabled. 

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The final activity, the students created one final blog entry from Charlie Gordon. You’ll even notice some made purposeful mistakes, as Charlie’s intelligence began to decline at the end of the story. The challenge for this activity was that the students listened to the lyrics and watched the video for Closer to the Edge, by 30 Seconds to Mars. They had to incorporate five lines and/or quotes from the song and video, into the report’s structure. Challenging? Yes. Did they do an outstanding job? Absolutely!

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