Whale Talk


Chris Crutcher



A Unit Plan by Grant T. Smith, Ph.D.

Viterbo University, La Crosse, Wisconsin


This unit plan for Chris Crutcher's Whale Talk was designed for English students in grades nine through twelve. The unit plan may be reproduced and/or adapted for a teacher's individual situation.


 Discussion Questions for a Book Talk for Teachers, Librarians, and Parents
 Literature Circles
 Group or Individual Projects
 Class Discussion Questions
 Class Activities
 Journal Prompts
 Essay Questions
 Whale Talk Unit Plan
 Internet Resources
 Chris Crutcher's Home Page
 Grant T. Smith's Home Page


Grant T. Smith is an associate professor of English at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He teaches 19th-century American literature, Young Adult literature, Environmental literature, and Methods of Teaching English. He can be contacted at gtsmith@viterbo.edu.