Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler)
A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book I, The Bad Beginning Lesson Plan
Day-by-day teaching plans, study questions, vocabulary worksheets, end of book activities and discussion questions, and a teacher's answer key. Also available: literature eNotes and all Viewpoints eNotes.
The Austere Academy
Summary and 11 discussion questions.
Book Talks: A Bad Beginning
Four book talks from Nancy Keane.
Everyday Edits: Lemony Snicket
Given a sample of mispunctuated work, students identify errors and correct them.
Left to Their Own (Literary) Devices: Writing Creatively as Inspired By Lemony Snicket
"Students write scenes for stories using their own original characters and employing literary and plot devices found in the Lemony Snicket children's book series."
With an attitude only an adolescent could love, this site presents games, cards, and samples of the Series of Unfortunate Events that form the Lemony Snicket books. The Reader's Guide on the "Books" page is a wonderful spoof of such guides.
Lemony Snicket Electronic Pals
Given the book The Bad Beginning, an assigned Lemony Snicket electronic pal, and guidelines for writing a book review, students will write a book review and send it via e-mail to their Lemony Snicket e-pal. Includes supporting websites.
Mapping Characters Across Book Series
This lesson focuses on character development. Students create a graphic map of a character over the course of a series.
Who's Who in The Bad Beginning
Students expand their vocabulary as they identify character traits. They study idioms and learn about the Dewey Decimal System. Printable handouts and answers included. Adobe Reader required; 11 pages.
Wickedly Whimsical Words: A Dreadful Dictionary
Students review dictionary formats and create a dictionary of invented words. Adobe Reader required.