Octavia Butler, Kindred
Lesson plans and teaching resources
Travelling into the Antebellum South: Reading Kindred by Octavia Butler
A 5-week unit designed for grades 11 or 12. Students work with primary source documents accessed online via the Library of Congress. The unit includes handouts for literature circles, found poems, writing prompts, and assessment rubric. This 25-page document requires a word processor for access.
Essay on Racism
Audio file of an NPR interview with Butler. Follow the link to the text of her essay.
Inverting history in Octavia Butler's postmodern slave narrative
Critical commentary on Kindred.
This reading group guide includes a summary and discussion questions.
Writing a Short Story based on Kindred
Story requirements, rubric, and related writing tasks.