Everything you need to understand or teach Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr.
This novel for young adults is exactly what its title proclaims - the story of a girl, seventeen-year-old Deanna, as she struggles to put a painful incident from her past behind her and move into a more hopeful future. As it portrays Deanna's relationships with family and friends and with herself, the narrative also explores themes related to the power of forgiveness and the necessity for honesty.
The narrative begins with a prologue, a brief description of events when Deanna was thirteen years old - specifically, her father's discovery of Deanna having sex with seventeen-year-old Tommy in the back seat of his car.
The narrative begins three years later, when Deanna is seventeen and on the last day of her sophomore year, being taunted by seniors who have all heard the story of what happened the night Deanna got caught. Deanna is rescued from her tormentors by her...
Story of a Girl Lesson Plans contain 129 pages of teaching material, including: