Literature

In the novel, Charlie’s teacher, Bill, assigns him various books to read. Charlie describes them all as his favorites.

Why do you think these specific books were assigned?

Do you see any common themes in these books?

What do you think Charlie’s teacher wanted him to take away from each book?

What life lesson can each book help Charlie with?

What book would you reccomend to Charlie?


The book also references a book of poems by E. E. Cummings, The Mayor of Castro Street by Randy Shilts, a book by Anne Rice, and an autobiography of a woman who was a character in Reds, most likely Emma Goldman. The poem “A Person/A Paper/A Promise” by Dr. Earl Reum is also mentioned.

How does the trailer compare to the book?

Are you surprised by anything?

If you where to make your own trailer of the book what scenes would you choose to include?

Are the characters physically how you pictured them? 

Look up the words “sleep”, “death” and “existence” in the OED.
What is the connection between these words? 
How is Charlie feeling at this moment?
Why is he having a breakdown? Use context clues from the book. 

Look up the words “sleep”, “death” and “existence” in the OED.

What is the connection between these words? 

How is Charlie feeling at this moment?

Why is he having a breakdown? Use context clues from the book. 

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What does this quote tell us about the friendship that Charlie and Sam have?
How does it help break the tension between them? 

What does this quote tell us about the friendship that Charlie and Sam have?

How does it help break the tension between them? 

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Charlie, don’t you get it? I can’t feel that. It’s sweet and everything, but it’s like you’re not even there sometimes. It’s great that you can listen and be a shoulder to someone, but what about when someone doesn’t need a shoulder. What if they need the arms or something like that? You can’t just sit there and put everybody’s lives ahead of yours and think that counts as love. You just can’t. You have to do things.”
“Like what?” I asked. My mouth was dry.
“I don’t know. Like take their hands when the slow song comes up for a change. Or be the one who asks someone for a date. Or tell people what you need. Or what you want.
Excerpt From: Chbosky, Stephen. “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” (via columnalic)

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Come up with 10 adjectives and adverbs to describe this picture. 

Come up with 10 adjectives and adverbs to describe this picture. 

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Explain what this quote means.
Create a text to text connection and a text to self connection to this quote. 

Explain what this quote means.

Create a text to text connection and a text to self connection to this quote. 

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Look up the words “happy” and “sad”. Compare their meanings. Do you see anything interesting? 
How is this feeling possible?
Have you ever had a moment where you have felt this?
What makes this quote realistic? 

Look up the words “happy” and “sad”. Compare their meanings. Do you see anything interesting? 

How is this feeling possible?

Have you ever had a moment where you have felt this?

What makes this quote realistic? 

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Look up the word “power” and “choice”. How are these words similar? How are these words different?
Does power mean you have more choices?
Do more choices mean you have power? 
What does it mean?

Look up the word “power” and “choice”. How are these words similar? How are these words different?

Does power mean you have more choices?

Do more choices mean you have power? 

What does it mean?

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