As I Lay Dying
As I Lay Dying
by William Faulkner

Challenges & Opportunities of Teaching As I Lay Dying

Available to teachers only as part of the As I Lay Dying Teacher Pass


As I Lay Dying Teacher Pass includes:

  • Assignments & Activities
  • Reading Quizzes
  • Current Events & Pop Culture articles
  • Discussion & Essay Questions
  • Challenges & Opportunities
  • Related Readings in Literature & History

Sample of Challenges & Opportunities

Let’s just face it: As I Lay Dying is a difficult book. It poses challenges for readers to simply understand the plot. It uses dense, oblique and often impressionistic prose. It offers a bleak assessment of one family’s efforts, and implies that the insults of life don’t stop with death. And it deals with teenage pregnancy and abortion – difficult issues to confront in a classroom.

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