Looking for Alaska

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Looking for Alaska is the subject of a short PBS video that encourages viewers to read John Green's award-winning young adult novel about first love. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Ask class members to craft their own PBS-style appeal for their favorite novel
Classroom Considerations
  • Part of the Great American Read collection
  • Requires registration for a free PBS account
  • Although the voting is now closed, the video still serves to generate interest in reading Green's novel
Pros
  • The author speaks about the autobiographical elements of his novel
  • Includes both pre-and post-viewing questions as well as a vocabulary list with definitions
Cons
  • None