Have students research Flannery O'Connor's life. Ask them to create a depiction (in words or pictures) of the author, especially the aspects of her life that seem to "fit" with the novel.
Character Dinner Party
Divide the class into small groups of 4-5 students each. Have each group pick 4-5 characters from different stories. Tell them they will be having a dinner party where each student will play a different character from a different story. Give the students time to study and "become" their characters. Then "host" a dinner party performance for each group (held in front of the rest of the class).
Character Pen Pals
Pair students together. Ask each to pick a character from one of the stories (each should be a different character from a different story). Have the students write and exchange a series of pen pal letters from the perspectives of...
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