An Educator’s Guide to Gayle Forman

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Sometimes a novel is the best way to tackle a tough topic. A helpful educator's guide for the novels of Gayle Forman discuss tough topics such as teenage suicide. Discussion questions and writing activities encourage readers to think critically about novels such as If I Stay and I Was Here, as well as make personal connections to the content.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide a list of resources where teens can seek help for the issues they face
  • Create a list of 13 Things You Might Not Know related to one of the novels
Classroom Considerations

  • Provides a list of questions for each novel, not full lesson plans
Pros

  • Includes pictures of book covers and the author
  • Gives opportunities for creative expression
Cons

  • Lacks an answer key or rubric to assess responses
  • Fails to align Common Core standards to each question and provides a generic list of standards instead