Jeanne DuPrau, The City of Ember
Lesson plans and activities

Jeanne DuPrau
The author's official site.

The City of Ember
Click on "Discussion Questions" for eight questions for writing and/or discussion.

The City of Ember
Summary and 9 discussion questions.

The City of Ember
This extensive site includes chapter-by-chapter quiz questions in both interactive and printable format. It also has cross-curricular connections and vocabulary.

City of Ember
Synopsis, guided/close reading questions, and postreading projects. Adobe Reader required; 4 pages.

The City of Ember
Summary and links to topics like hydropower and electricity.

The City of Ember
This self-correcting quiz is a good review tool.

The City of Ember
This digital booktalk (1:54) can serve as a good pre-reading activity.

The City of Ember, book talks from Nancy Keane
Two book talks.

Deciphering and Writing Secret Messages
Introduction to cryptography. 3 pages; Adobe Reader required.

Lights Out!
Students research an actual blackout and write a Blackout Survivor's Blog. 2 pages; Adobe Reader required.

Navigating Ember
Close reading activity: students use details from Ch. 5 and a map of Ember to show the route Lina takes to find Poppy. 2 pages; Adobe Reader required.

Movie: City of Ember
Under the "Learn" tab on this page find cross-curricular activities especially appropriate for a STEM environment.



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