Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale

Emma Watson’s Speech to the UN about Gender Roles in Society Today:
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

As You Read:  Consider the essential question: What kind of world do we want to live in?

  • Post a link to an outside source in Google Classroom. Briefly rationalize why the outside source you selected connects to a specific passage that you read last night.


  • Keep track of your notes while reading. Note:


  • Mark significant passages about characters. In particular think about passages that reveal a character’s complexity.


  • Use the skills that you have developed in Unit 1 to purposely select, closely read, and analyze passages for discussion. Briefly explain each quotation’s significance on the sticky note.


  • Make a list of relevant topics in The Handmaid’s Tale as you read.


  • Note questions that occur to you as you read.

Reading Timeline
Although this is subject to change, the current schedule is:

  • Pages 1-99 by Friday, December 11th


  • Pages 103 – 195 by Tuesday, December 15th


  • Pages 199 – 311 by Monday, December 21st