Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-4)
Students will meticulously analyze the many different elements of the cover art included alongside the narrative of Will Grayson, Will Grayson in order to deepen their understanding of the connection between the work's themes and the cover art that is chosen by Green and Levithan to underscore these themes.
Visual literacy is a very important skill to foster in today's world and the vivid artwork featured on the cover of Will Grayson, Will Grayson provides an excellent opportunity to teach students skills in visual literacy. One edition of the novel is fashioned like a spiral notebook. The cover of the notebook is covered in doodles relating to the characters in some way. For instance, there are drawings of pills with the words “I don’t care/ I don’t care/ I don’t care” written next to them, clearly representing the life and struggles of Will...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Reading: Literature RL.9-10.5, 9-10.10, 11-12.5, 11-12.10
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.2(b), 9-10.9, 11-12.2(b), 11-12.9
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