The Old Man and the Sea
by Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea<br/>by Ernest Hemingway

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ACTIVITY IDEAS from the LitWits experience:

In this workshop we set out to catch a boatload of fun while we…

The Old Man and the Sea - Hemingway with a marlin

Hemingway with a marlin
Havana Harbor, Cuba – July 1934

  • learned Spanish and seafaring words
  • snacked on sardines and other briny fare
  • chased down historical allusions
  • watched oceans glow with eerie bioluminescence
  • made beautiful collages out of beach materials
  • explored the many similarities between the author, the old man, the sea, and the great fish to find a theme and form a thesis statement
  • and much more!

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Want YOUR students to have meaningful fun with this book? The LitWits Kit is coming soon!  Includes project, activity and prop ideas, takeaway topics, and printables with keys.Sign up to find out when it’s available (and you’ll get a free gift!).


Meanwhile, here’s BookDrum’s fabulous audiovisual walk-through of The Old Man and the Sea and more photos of Hemingway.

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