The Golden Compass: Language Arts Lessons & Activities
Welcome Teachers! We hope you enjoy this language arts program featuring The Golden Compass, the soon-to-be-released film based on the multi-award-winning novel by Philip Pullman. You’ll find turnkey, skill-building materials on symbolism and characterization that help students understand the relevance of literary themes in their lives. The lessons and activities, while connected to the book and film, can be taught independently to supplement any language arts curriculum.
- By studying provided examples, as well as studying their own personal choices, students come to understand that a symbol is a representation of a bigger idea or "truth."
- Students study character traits and use critical-thinking skills to build their understanding of characterization.
Classroom Poster (PDF)
Sweepstakes Entry Form (PDF)
Reproducible 1: Symbol Skills (PDF)
Reproducible 2: Symbols in Your World (PDF)
Reproducible 3: Cast of Characters (PDF)
Reproducible 4: Mapping Characters (PDF)