The Hate U Give Lesson Plans (2023)

Angie Thomas

This set of lesson plans consists of approximately 174 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

View a FREE sample

Teach the hate you give

The hate you giveThe lesson plan includes a variety of teaching materials suitable for all learning styles. In it you will find 30 daily lessons, 20 fun activities, 180 multiple choice questions, 60 short essay questions, 20 essay questions, quizzes/homework, tests and more. The lessons and activities help students understand the text accurately, while the tests and quizzes help you assess how well the students understand the material.Check out a free sample

(Video) The Hate U Give Micro-teach Lesson: Part 1

target grade:7th-12th (middle school and high school)

Lesson Plan Length:About 174 pages. The number of pages is estimated at 300 words per page. The length varies depending on the format displayed.

Browse the Hate U Give Lesson Plan:

  • introduction
  • lesson calendar
  • Chapter Summaries
  • characters
  • symbols/objects
  • Daily Lessons
  • fun activities
  • Essay-Themen
  • Short Essay Questions
  • Questions with multiple answers
  • Short answer questions
  • worksheets and scorecards
  • Quiz
  • exams
  • Quiz/test generator

Complete overview of the lesson plan

Fully customizable!

The hate you giveThe lesson plan can be downloaded in PDF and Word. The Word file can be viewed using any PC or Mac and can be further customized if you want to mix and match questions and/or add your own headings for things like 'Name', 'Period' and 'Date'. The Word file offers unlimited customization options to help you teach as efficiently as possible. Once you download the file you can keep it and print it out for your classroom.View a FREE sample

lesson plan calendar

The Lesson Plan Calendars provide daily suggestions of what to teach. They contain detailed descriptions of when to assign reading, homework, classwork, fun activities, quizzes, tests, and more. Use the wholeThe hate you givecalendar or add your own curriculum ideas to it. Calendars cover one, two, four, and eight week unitsThe hate you givesession, then use one of the calendars provided to plan your entire lesson.

Chapter Summaries

Chapter summaries are brief descriptions of events that occur in each chapter ofThe hate you give. They highlight important plot events and describe the important relationships and characteristics of important characters. The chapter summaries can be used to review what students have read or to prepare students for what they will read. Distribute the abstracts in class as a study aid or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively short but can serve as an excellent refresherThe hate you givefor students or teachers.

(Video) Chapter 2 The Hate U Give: Revised Lesson

Character and object descriptions

Character and object descriptions provide descriptions of the significant characters and the objects and locations within themThe hate you give. These can be printed out and used as a student's individual study guide, as a 'key' for leading a classroom discussion, as a pre-examination summary review, or as a refresher for an educator. The character and object descriptions are also used in some of the quizzes and tests in this lesson plan. The longest descriptions are around 200 words. They become shorter as the importance of the figure or object decreases.

Daily Lessons

This section of the lesson plan contains 30 daily lessons. Daily Lessons each have a specific goal and provide at least three (often more) ways to teach that goal. Instruction includes classroom discussions, group and partner activities, in-class handouts, individual writing assignments, at least one homework assignment, class participation exercises, and other ways to engage studentsThe hate you givein a classroom. You can combine daily lessons or use the ideas within to create your own unique curriculum. They vary greatly from day to day and offer a range of creative ideas that give an educator many options.

Fun classroom activities

Fun classroom activities are different from daily lessons because they emphasize “fun.” The 20 fun, interactive lesson activities included help students understandThe hate you givein a fun and entertaining way. Fun classroom activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poetry, drawing or sketching, and countless other creative exercises. Many of the activities encourage students to interact with each other, be creative and think "out of the box" and grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply learning. Fun activities are a great way to keep students interested and engaged while providing a deeper understanding ofThe hate you giveand its themes.

Essay questions/writing assignments

These 20 essay questions/writing assignments can be used as essay questions on a test or as stand-alone essay topics for a take-home or classroom writing assignmentThe hate you give. In order to answer these questions, students should fully understand the subject matter. They often include several parts of the work and require a thorough analysis of the entire text. They almost always require a significant response. Essay answers are usually expected to be one (or more) page(s) and consist of several paragraphs, although it is possible to write the answers in shorter characters and main points and themes of the text. But they also cover many of the other topics specific to work and the world today.

Short Essay Questions

The 60 short essay questions listed in this section require a one to two sentence answer. They challenge students to demonstrate a deeper understanding ofThe hate you giveby describing what they read instead of just remembering it. The short essay questions not only assess whether the students have read the material, but also how well they can understand and apply it. They require more thought than multiple choice questions but are shorter than the essay questions.

Questions with multiple answers

The 180 multiple choice questions in this lesson plan test a student's recall and understandingThe hate you give.Use these questions for quizzes, homework or tests. The questions are divided into sections so that they focus on specific chapters withinThe hate you give. This allows you to test and review the book as you go through the unit. Typically there are 5-15 questions per chapter, act or section.

(Video) THUG Chapter 15

evaluation forms

Use the Oral Reading Assessment Form when students read aloud in class. Hand out the forms before assigning reading so students know what to expect. You can use the forms to provide general feedback on audibility, pronunciation, articulation, expression, and speaking rate. You can use this form to grade students or simply comment on their progress.

Use the writing evaluation form when grading student essays. This will help you establish consistent criteria for grading essays, even though students may be writing about different aspects of the material. By following this form, you can rate the thesis, structure, supporting arguments, paragraph transitions, grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc. of each student's essay.


The quizzes/homework are worksheets that can be used in a variety of ways. You'll pull questions from the multiple choice and short essay sections, the character and object descriptions, and the chapter summaries to create worksheets that can be used for pop quizzes, homework, and homework. Regular homework and quizzes are a great way to encourage students to stay on top of their assigned reading. They can also help you identify which concepts and ideas your class understands and which ones they need more guidance on. By drawing from the different sections of the lesson plan, quizzes and homework provide comprehensive reviewThe hate you givein manageable steps that are less extensive than a full test.


Use the Test Summary page to determine which pre-packaged test is most relevant to your students' learning style. This lesson plan includes both full unit tests and mid-unit tests. You can choose from several tests that include different combinations of multiple choice questions, short answer questions, short essay questions, full essay questions, character and object matching, etc. Some of the tests are more difficult than others. Some have essay questions, while others are limited to short-response questions, such as multiple-choice, matching, and short-answer questions. If you don't find the combination of questions that best suits your class, you can also create your own test onThe hate you give.

Create your own quiz or test

You have the option to create your own quiz or test. If you want to incorporate questions you've developed for your curriculum into the questions of this lesson plan, or simply create a unique test or quiz from the questions in this lesson plan, it's easy. Cut and paste the information from the Create Your Own Quiz or Test page into a Word document to get started. Scroll through the sections of the lesson plan that interest you the most and cut and paste the exact questions you want to use into your new personalized oneThe hate you givelesson plan.

(Video) The Hate U Give: How & Why I Teach It

(Continue reading)

View a FREE sample


(Video) blink-182 - Stay Together For The Kids

The Hate U Give Lesson Plans (4)

The Hate U Give vonBuchRags. (c)2023 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.


What lesson does the Hate U Give teach? ›

The Hate U Give examines the way society uses stereotypes of black people to justify violence and racism against them. These stereotypes protect white communities, such as the students at Starr's school, Williamson Prep, from reflecting upon systemic racism, which perpetuates discrimination.

What are the key themes in The Hate U Give? ›

The book looks at the following themes:
  • Code-Switching, Dueling Identities, and Double-Consciousness.
  • Identity and Blackness.
  • Black Lives Matter.
  • Racism and Police Brutality.
  • Family, Community, Belonging, and Loyalty.
  • The Power of Language.
  • Hip Hop and Black Culture.
  • Poverty and Crime Cycle.

Why should the hate you give be taught in schools? ›

The Hate U Give tackles topics like police brutality, gun violence, and the weaponizing of stereotypes (society's use of stereotypes to justify violence and racism). Thomas writes about these issues with genuine respect for humanity but without shying away from some harsh truths.

What does the Hate U Give represent? ›

Thomas's book title is derived from THUG LIFE, not just the name of the late Tupac Shakur's group and the album they recorded, but an acronym for a philosophy: The letters, Tupac explained, stand for “The Hate U Give Little Infants F—s Everybody,” meaning that allowing our children to be subject to violence and hatred ...

What is Starr's main message? ›

Starr's reflection on the injustice of the grand jury's decision highlights the power of systemic racism. Her only way to fight for Khalil was to testify before the grand jury at great personal risk, and yet not even her best fight and having the truth on her side were strong enough to get Khalil justice.

What does thug life symbolize in The Hate U Give? ›

“The Hate U Give” takes its title and central philosophy from a concept espoused by Tupac Shakur: To the rapper, who had “THUG LIFE” tattooed in capital letters on his torso, that phrase was an acronym for a vicious cycle of societal violence.

What does Khalil's hairbrush symbolize? ›

Khalil's Hairbrush

The hairbrush represents both the blinding power and senselessness of racism. One-Fifteen alleges that he shot Khalil because he mistook his hairbrush for a gun.

What does the rose garden symbolize in The Hate U Give? ›

Maverick's work in his rose garden represents his values as a parent and his devotion to Starr, Seven, and Sekani. Maverick mentions that gardens need conversation to grow, and we see conversation as an important part of his parenting style, such as when he talks to Starr about the meaning of Thug Life.

What message does The Hate U Give send? ›

The Hate U Give has the overt message of how racism can cripple communities, and the undisguised theme of social justice, making it both timeless in its relevance and an especially fitting story today, due to the recent Black Lives Matter protests.

How do you teach a class you hate? ›

Here are 5 ways to help you overcome this issue.
  1. Change Your Attitude to the Class You Dislike. Each subject you learn is valuable in some way. ...
  2. Connect the Subject with Something You Do Like. ...
  3. Create an Action Plan. ...
  4. Study with Students Who are Interested in the Subject. ...
  5. Prioritize Your Schedule.
Mar 22, 2017

Is the hate you give banned in schools? ›

According to the American Library Association, Angie Thomas's book was the fifth most challenged in 2021. It should be read by students (and their parents), not banned from schools. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

What is the most important part of The Hate U Give? ›

The main events in 'The Hate U Give' are when Khalil gets shot by a police officer and Starr gets interviewed by the cops. Another major event is when Starr haves another interview and they ask her if Khalil was a drug dealer and when the students of garden high star protesting because of Khalil's death.

What does Starr's hoodie represent? ›

Starr's Hoodie

The hoodie Starr is wearing at Big D's party the night Khalil is shot represents the real life Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. BLM is a resistance movement formed in response to the 2012 shooting of black teenager Trayvon Martin.

How did Khalil's death affect Starr? ›

Starr feels immense guilt for not being a part of Khalil's life in the months before he died.

What does seven name mean in the hate you give? ›

Maverick explains the meaning of his children's names: Sekani for joy, Starr for a light in the darkness, and Seven because seven is a sacred, perfect number. Seven may not be perfect, but he's a perfect gift to Maverick.

Why does Starr say she's a thug? ›

Starr blames herself for doubting Khalil and thinks public opinion would change if they knew why Khalil sold drugs. DeVante calls himself a thug because he sold drugs and was actually a gang member. He explains that the King Lords made sure his family didn't starve, and DeVante liked being taken care of.

Why does Starr's lawyer tell her to fire her? ›

Ms. Ofrah then tells Starr to fire her, so that what she does next are the actions of an activist rather than Starr's attorney.

What does Starr promise at the end of the book? ›

Starr brings the story back to Khalil and vows that she will not give up on fighting for a better ending. She names several real-life victims of police violence and Emmett Till.

What is the biggest issue Starr is having with Chris? ›

Starr has a negative reaction to Chris taking her hand because she realizes that Chris's whiteness makes him part of the same system as One-Fifteen, which is a society that privileges white lives over black ones.

What does Khalil mean in The Hate U Give? ›

Although he dies in chapter two, Khalil plays an important symbolic role in The Hate U Give. Specifically, Khalil's murder dramatizes the process of dehumanization and demonization of young black men in the wider news media that allows them to become scapegoats for the violence in their communities.

Did Starr get justice for Khalil? ›

Climax Starr testifies before the grand jury, finally bringing to light the full truth of what happened the night Khalil died. After this testimony, Starr has done all she can do to seek justice for Khalil. Falling action The grand jury decides not to prosecute One-Fifteen.

How does Starr's mother define bravery? ›

What her parents tell her is being brave is not being fearless but doing the right thing even when we are frightened. “Brave doesn't mean you're not scarred, Starr, ”she says. “It means you go on even though you're scarred. And you're doing that.”

What does black Jesus symbolize? ›

Black Jesus signifies a radical faith without content; a faith which encourages believers to attentively listen for the personalized divine call echoing within their own unique experiences.

What does Hailey represent in The Hate U Give? ›

Hailey is described as being manipulative, controlling, racist, and ignorant, being inconsiderate of Maya Yang's and Starr Carter's culture.

Why did DeVante sell drugs? ›

DeVante tells Starr that Khalil wasn't a King Lord. He turned down King's offer to join the gang but sold drugs for King mostly to pay off his drug-addicted mother's debt to King.

What gets thrown through Starr's family's window? ›

Starr worries that Maverick will get shot, but he returns unharmed. The gunmen shoot through the front of the house and throw a brick through the front window. Lisa calls Uncle Carlos.

Why does Starr have two identities? ›

She gives two identities to herself, Garden Heights Starr and Williamson Starr. She is trapped between these two cultures. Furthermore, the novel describes her journey from when she witnesses the unarmed shooting by police that takes her friend's life, Khalil, until the end where she tries to gain justice for Khalil.

How does the hate you give connect to the real world? ›

The author's portrayal of the shooting in the story and the events following– from media coverage to protests and riots– relates closely to instances of police brutality that have happened in the real world.

How do you quiet a class without yelling? ›

Check out these ten teacher-tested tips that really work instead.
  1. Try a classic call-and-response or clap-back. ...
  2. Install a wireless doorbell. ...
  3. Teach them to respond to hand signals. ...
  4. Shut off the lights. ...
  5. Monitor noise levels with an app. ...
  6. Count down to quiet (or set a timer). ...
  7. Give them visual cues. ...
  8. Reward the quiet ones.
Jun 20, 2019

How do you motivate students who hate school? ›

Here, we'll offer practical advice for reading between the lines of student apathy to inspire the uninspired learners.
  1. Translating “I Don't Like School” ...
  2. Hear the Student, Value the Learner. ...
  3. Making Connections. ...
  4. Give Them a Few Wins. ...
  5. Activate That Prior Knowledge. ...
  6. Undoing Apathy Doesn't Happen Overnight.

Is The Hate U Give appropriate for 8th grade? ›

I would recommend this book to anyone older than 16 because this book includes descriptive violence, profanity, and subjects that a younger audience might not completely understand. The only downfall of the book is the limited view. This book definitely has a bias toward one side (against the police).

Is The Hate U Give inappropriate? ›

This movie isn't recommended for children under 13 years because of its strong themes, frequent and graphic violence, coarse language and distressing content. We recommend parental guidance for children under 15 years.

Why is the Hate you Give challenged? ›

Another one that's at the top of the list is "The Hate You Give" by Angie Thomas, challenged for profanity and violence and was accused of promoting an anti-police agenda. Interpretation does come into play in some of these banned books, as some people might see something different than others.

What are three conflicts in The Hate U Give? ›

The Hate U Give juggles several conflicts in Starr's life—the conflict inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, of course, with witnessing Khalil's murder, but also her half-brother and friend living with an abusive father—the neighborhood's most dangerous gang leader, a friend who gets into a dangerous situation, ...

Why is Khalil in need of money? ›

This prompts Starr to ask Khalil whether he's dealing drugs. Khalil tells her to mind her own business. He insists he needs more money than a minimum wage job because his grandmother lost her job after cancer treatments caused her to miss work.

Why did Starr's dad go to jail? ›

Maverick decided to quit after Starr's birth because he realized being a King Lord was not worth dying for. When the police arrested King and Maverick for weapons possession, Maverick took the charge for King.

Why are Starr's father and uncle always at odds? ›

Starr thinks the real reason her father and uncle fight is because of Maverick's insecurity and guilt about not being there for part of his children's lives: Carlos took care of Starr, Seven, and Lisa while Maverick was in prison for three years, and is a surrogate father to Starr.

How does seven stand up to his mom? ›

Seven explodes with hurt and rage, telling Iesha he is so ashamed of her that he has never even told his Williamson friends that Lisa is not his real mother. He confronts her about never showing up to things, putting him out of the house, and for always choosing King over her son—even when King hits her.

What happens when Chris grabs Starr's hand? ›

Starr feels like she can be herself with Chris, rather than “Williamson Starr.” When Chris grabs her hand, however, she flashes back to Khalil's shooting, unable to separate Chris's whiteness from One-Fifteen's. She recoils. Starr and Chris bond over their shared love of certain elements of black culture.

What did Starr's dad teach her? ›

Her father has told her to keep her hands where the police officer can see them and to do exactly what the police officer wants. However, Khalil seems less frightened and he argues with the police officer. Starr memorizes the police officer's badge number – one-fifteen.

What two talks did Starr's parents have with her? ›

Starr recalls: “When I was twelve, my parents had two talks with me. One was the usual birds and bees. . . . The other talk was about what to do if a cop stopped me.”

What do shoes represent in the hate you give? ›

Studying shoes in The Hate U Give encourages a reading that puts race relations at the fore- front of the novel. Shoes come to represent the tightrope that Starr walks to maintain her two identities.

What does Star represent in the hate you give? ›

Starr's name carries the thematic weight of the many meanings of the word “star,” which emphasizes her potential for leadership in her community. Maverick states that he chose Starr's name because she was a light in a dark time for him.

Did Khalil and Starr kiss in the book? ›

In the film Starr and Khalil kiss on the night of his death, in the book there's sexual tension but they don't kiss.

Is The Hate U Give educational? ›

The Hate U Give, though some of its ideas are applicable to as young as intermediate/middle school, is appropriate and applicable for 9-12th grade readers. The book deals with the big ideas of race relations, law enforcement, breaking stereotypes, and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Why should students read the hate you give? ›

THE HATE U GIVE also deals with friendships in the face of subtle racial tensions, the struggle to keep family united in the face of differing views, and what it really means to pursue a better life for yourself and the ones you love.

Is The Hate U Give banned in schools? ›

According to the American Library Association, Angie Thomas's book was the fifth most challenged in 2021. It should be read by students (and their parents), not banned from schools. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

How does Thug Life relate to the riots? ›

The riots reflect Tupac's definition of Thug Life, as people's anger over racist violence sometimes leads them to destroy even their own community. Maverick guarding his store then foreshadows its destruction later in the novel.

What are some important quotes from The Hate U Give? ›

“It's dope to be black until it's hard to be black.” “You're making us out to be monsters.” “At an early age I learned that people make mistakes, and you have to decide if their mistakes are bigger than your love for them.” “The bullhorn is as heavy as a gun.

What problems does Starr face in The Hate U Give? ›

Because Starr feels torn between her two worlds—the poverty and violence of Garden Heights and the wealth and respectability of Williamson Prep—she is unsure how to speak about Khalil's death, fearing the story will affect how her white friends and boyfriend, Chris, view her.


1. Why you procrastinate even when it feels bad
2. How I Structure My Lesson Plans As An Elementary Music Teacher (The Lesson Flow!)
(Whimsically Musical)
3. Teachers React To Student TikToks
4. The One Thing That Will Make Everyone Like You
(Improvement Pill)
5. 100 Kids Tell Us What They Want to Be When They Grow Up | 100 Kids | HiHo Kids
(HiHo Kids)
6. How to teach Kids | from a Prague kindergarten, part 1 | English for Children
Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Eusebia Nader

Last Updated: 04/28/2023

Views: 6006

Rating: 5 / 5 (60 voted)

Reviews: 91% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Eusebia Nader

Birthday: 1994-11-11

Address: Apt. 721 977 Ebert Meadows, Jereville, GA 73618-6603

Phone: +2316203969400

Job: International Farming Consultant

Hobby: Reading, Photography, Shooting, Singing, Magic, Kayaking, Mushroom hunting

Introduction: My name is Eusebia Nader, I am a encouraging, brainy, lively, nice, famous, healthy, clever person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.