May 27, 2015

Lord of the Flies, William Golding - June 1, 2015

We'll meet June 1 at Steph's house (or maybe Julie's) to discuss Lord of the Flies by William Golding.

Supplemental materials:

  • LitLovers Discussion Questions
  • NYTimes Learning Network Text-toText piece, comparing what a scientific study about male-to-male aggression in fruit flies to the same in LotF
  • Thug Notes on LotF - Who knew there was such a thing as Thug Notes? Nevermind that the actor sounds like urban slang does not come naturally to him. Analysis starts at the 2:30 mark.
  • Mental Floss - 11 Things You Might Not Know About LotF
  • Web English Teacher materials - (Have to pay to get to some of the stuff they link to, but still the topics alone are useful, and there's some good free stuff in the links)
  • William Golding interview on TED-Ed - he talks about creating LotF and explains why it wouldn't work with a group of girls

There's really an endless supply of discussion and analysis about this book.  If you come across something that you find interesting or useful, please let me know and I'll add it to this list.