Welcome to a place to find teaching ideas and lesson plans for novels!

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This site accompanies a senior-level college English course, ENGL4243, at Prairie View A&M University.

Many of the enrolled students plan to teach high school English, and building good resources related to literary analysis, character profiles, lesson plans, and grade-level-appropriate criticism for popular novels in grades 9 through 12 is a service for teachers everywhere.

The novels were selected by consulting relevant TEKS and reading lists for high school English I through IV in Cy-Fair ISD, Houston ISD, and Katy ISD in Texas.




Our nine novels include the following:
Novel & Author


1) The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
Link to Wikipedia entry
Link to novel page
2) Persuasion by Jane Austen
Link to Wikipedia entry
Link to novel page
3) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Link to Wikipedia entry
Link to novel page
4) Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain
Link to Wikipedia entry
Link to novel page
5) The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Link to Wikipedia entry
Link to novel page
6) The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
Link to Wikipedia entry
Link to novel page
7) Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid
Link to Wikipedia entry
Link to novel page
8) The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
Link to Wikipedia entry
Link to novel page
9) Buried Onions by Gary Soto

Link to novel page

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