Lord of the Flies - E-Guide

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Grade Range: 11-12

English/Language Arts Credit: 1/4 Credit

Setting: 1950s-type era, Jungle Island

Genre: British Literature

Page Count: 60 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 7-8 weeks

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An airplane, carrying a group of British boys fleeing a devastating nuclear war, is shot down and crashes, stranding the boys on a tropical island. With the pilot dead and only themselves to rule the island, the boys try to establish some form of order.

Under the leadership of Ralph and the advice of a boy called Piggy, the boys set up rules for survival and rescue. Above all else, a signal fire must be maintained. This responsibility is accepted by Jack and his followers, who are also the hunters.

But something stalks the island, sowing fear and discord. The fire is allowed to die and a rescue ship misses them. Day by day the boys change. Conflicts arise. Mistakes happen. And as time passes, the children become barbaric, careless, and cruel.

Content Warning: This title is recommended for mature readers!

Progeny Press' Lord of the Flies English/Language Arts PDF curriculum will provide your High School grade student with:

English/Language Arts Credit: Elevate your high school literature studies, earning one-quarter credit for students.
About the Author: Read about the life of William Golding.
Background Information: Gain insights into the aftermath of WWII and the concept of psychoanalysis, providing context for the book.
Vocabulary: Enhance your vocabulary by learning and understanding words used throughout the novel through a variety of activities designed to help you retain and grow your word knowledge.
Literary Techniques: Explore important literary techniques used in the book, understanding words in context and using a dictionary, analyzing characterization, examining the significance of the setting, recognizing allusions, understanding symbols, identifying foreshadowing, immersing in imagery, grasping the mood, considering different points of view, observing juxtaposition, recognizing irony, reflecting on the Messiah figure archetype, understanding synonyms, appreciating pathetic fallacy, contemplating personification, exploring themes, and examining conflicts.

Moral Lessons and Character Values: Examine moral lessons and character values presented in the story, such as exploring the concept of Eden, the dynamics of leadership, the importance of repentance and Bible study, grappling with sin, fear, and truth, understanding certainty and restraint, examining different worldviews, considering the significance of rules and mental state, reflecting on violence, evil, and death, and contemplating moral law and justice
Activities and Writing Assignments: Engage in various activities and writing assignments, including choosing from different essay topics, exploring creative writing, creating art related to the book, studying historical aspects, mapping significant locations, delving into philosophical discussions, exploring other island-themed novels, composing a poem, completing a crossword puzzle, and writing an elegy.  
Suggestions for Further Reading:  We include a wonderful reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, Lord of the Flies by William Golding.

All of Progeny Press' language arts PDF download unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!

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  • Complete answer key PDF file included for the teacher to make grading simple!

Formatted with your High School grade student in mind, Progeny Press language arts study guides divide the book into writing assignments and lessons that strengthen their reading comprehension, vocabulary, and refine their critical analysis and writing skills. Each Progeny Press novel study accomplishes all of this without busy work that can drain the fun out of reading and literature! Kids have loved using Progeny Press ELA curriculum in homeschool, co-ops, and private schools around the world for over 30 years!

Book Awards:
Nobel Prize 1983   •   #70 on the Big Read List (UK’s top 200)   •   Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels   •   Time Magazine’s 100 best   •   #74 on The 100 Best Novels Written in English   •   #66 on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time

Extra Information

Progeny Press
Recommended Grade Level:
1950s era, Jungle Island
British Literature
Study Guide Page Count:
72 pages
Study Guide Author:
Calvin Roso
For the Book By:
William Golding

Warranty Information

Available to download for 1 year from date of purchase. Once downloaded, back the file up onto a Recordable CD or USB drive for safekeeping. Progeny Press retains the right to refuse replacement of lost or damaged products and/or files.

    3 Reviews

  • Posted by A. Carlson on 1st Apr 2020


    Thought provoking

    I ordered this study guide for my two 10th graders. I appreciate that it has many thought provoking questions and digs into themes. I felt this very age appropriate for high school.

  • Posted by Naila E. on 8th Feb 2016


    Lord of the Flies

    The study guide questions were great. I would most likely not allow my child to read this book had it not been for the study guide questions and overview that comes with it. The study guide helps trigger important lessons as well as critical thinking relating to todays times and Godly morals and values. It gives a great view into how the fall of man is the same today as it was back in the day, from the start of Adam and Eve. Good comparisons and great lessons.

  • Posted by Robin D. on 13th Mar 2015


    Question heavy

    The questions are appropriate and thought-provoking. I'd like to see more activities--something to DO other than answer questions.