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Free Resources for Things Fall Apart

Updated: Jun 5, 2023

While digging through my Things Fall Apart materials, I realized that I have taught this book in a few different contexts: to advanced 8th graders in 2008, advanced 10th graders in 2012, and then to my IB SL Language & Lit students in 2018. I don't recommend trying to teach it to 8th graders. I don't really remember what I was thinking or why I did that, but I did enjoy reading it with my 10 Intensified and 11 IB, for different reasons. 10 Intensified and IB 11 are different classes, so I taught the book a bit differently for each. I combined all of the materials for all of the classes and then regrouped them in a way I thought would be most helpful (pre-reading/during/after/extension, etc.).

Things Fall Apart Pre-Reading Materials

Things Fall Apart Plot/Comprehension Activities (During Reading)

Things Fall Apart Tests & Quizzes

Things Fall Apart Summative Activities (End)

Things Fall Apart Connected Texts

Purple Hibiscus

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a contemporary Nigerian writer. She has published quite a few books but these are the ones I have used in the classroom. I have asked students to read Purple Hibiscus with Things Fall Apart and write a compare contrast paper. As well as bringing the Ibo from Things Fall Apart into modern day, it is just a darn good story that I enjoy reading every time.


We study Americanah in my IB Lang & Lit IB SL class and there's a direct allusion to Things Fall Apart.

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

These are just a few materials that I have used for Things Fall Apart. If you have any resources that you would like to share with others, please feel free to leave them in the comments section. I will be posting more analysis passages when I get into my old IB materials.

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