Go beyond reading comprehension and support the development of close reading analysis skills for high school with this set of rigorous questions on chapter 5 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 (slang and invective)
- Articulate the situational irony associated with Ralph’s assembly
- Explain what a given passage implies about Ralph’s psychological state
- Articulate the potential error in Ralph’s judgment in terms of the assembly’s timing
- Identify the qualities that make Jack successful in garnering larger scale support
- Infer the author’s social commentary associated with Jack’s manner of leadership
- 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: