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Slaughterhouse-Five

Slaughterhouse-Five is about the complex journey of Billy Pilgrim. The novel follows Pilgrim through many chapters of his life after he becomes trapped in time. One voyage focuses on his POW experience during World War II in Germany.
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Slaughterhouse-Five

by Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse-Five

Named after the building where POWs were held, Slaughterhouse-Five tells the story of Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes unstuck in time after he is abducted by aliens. The novel follows Pilgrim through all phases of his life, concentrating on his experience as an American prisoner of war who witnesses the firebombing of Dresden.

Enrichment Activities
Internet Resources
Books by Kurt Vonnegut


Enrichment Activities

  • Culminating Projects
    Having students complete a culminating project is an important aspect of any literature unit. Slaughterhouse-Five Projects includes a list of assignments and other curriculum connections.

  • Discussion Ideas and Questions
    Throughout a literature unit the discussion component is crucial, especially when reading a complex book such as Slaughterhouse-Five. Slaughterhouse-Five Questions includes ten questions to consider for discussion.

  • Theme Analysis
    Three of the most important themes in this book are good vs. evil, war and its effects, and nationalism. Assess your students' knowledge using the Slaughterhouse-Five Short Answer worksheet.

    Internet Resources

    Kurt Vonnegut Corner
    Grade Levels: Secondary
    View Vonnegut's essay collection, an image gallery, and links to other helpful Vonnegut sites.
    http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/4953/vonn.html

    Kurt Vonnegut's Home Page
    Grade Levels: Secondary
    Read a welcome letter from the famous author.
    http://www.vonnegut.com/

    Books by Kurt Vonnegut

    Bluebeard, 1987
    Breakfast of Champions, 1973
    Cat's Cradle, 1963
    Deadeye Dick, 1982
    Galapagos: A Novel, 1985
    God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, 1965
    Hocus Pocus, 1990
    Jailbird, 1979
    Mother Night, 1961
    Player Piano, 1952
    The Sirens of Titan, 1959
    Slaughterhouse-Five, 1969
    Slapstick, 1976
    Timequake, 1997

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