Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Susan Maguire


This project was written for advanced learners of English with experience in reading and talking about literature. The introduction provides a brief overview of the story, explains why this book was chosen, and contains suggestions for the teacher in dealing with the unorthodox structure of Slaughterhouse-Five. There follow preparation questions for the students, to be gone over before starting the book.

Each following section, numbered after a corresponding chapter in Slaughterhouse­ Five, is made up of prereading questions, explanation of difficult words and phrases, exercises for idiomatic expressions, work with either grammar points or vocabulary, and questions for discussion and interpretation. In addition, most of the study sections contain creative thinking activities related to the themes in each chapter.

Following the sections for all ten chapters of Slaughterhouse-Five are relevant details of Kurt Vonnegut's life and notes on other works of related themes by Kurt Vonnegut.


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