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Go beyond reading comprehension and support the development of close reading analysis skills for high school with this set of rigorous questions on chapter 10 of Lord of the Flies by William Golding. A variety of question types facilitates preparation for standardized testing scenarios. An answer key is provided. Materials are delivered in Word Document and PDF formats. 

By engaging with this resource, students will:

  • Discern what the text states explicitly and implicitly
  • Analyze how complex characters interact and develop
  • Apply knowledge of various literary devices (metaphor, simile, personification, imagery, situational irony, and syncope)
  • Make logical inferences about Ralph’s psychological state in the context of a passage
  • Explore character motivations
  • Discern the greater significance of a given detail
  • Explain how a given phrase is a euphemism and why the author chose to employ this device
  • Articulate the purpose of Wilfred’s brutal punishment in terms of plot development
  • Identify textual evidence in support of a claim
  • Write with clarity and precision

This resource may serve as the basis for small-group discussions in which students decode language and pose/respond to questions relating to plot, broad topics, and character development. Using this resource for structured guidance, students will improve their ability to present information, conclusions, and supporting textual evidence clearly and convincingly.

Materials are available for teaching a variety of texts such as: