Everything you need to understand or teach The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving.
As the story opens, John Berry and his siblings are listening yet again to the story of a bear called "State O' Maine," the bear's owner who is a Jewish man known simply as "Freud," and how the bear came to be part of the lives of their parents on the summer they fell in love. As the story unfolds, the children object to specific statements, insisting that the story be told correctly. John's siblings include his older brother and sister, Frank and Franny, and younger siblings Lilly and Egg. The story is so familiar that all five of the children will sit still and listen, often adding pieces of information.
John's parents, Win and Mary, grew up in Dairy, New Hampshire. Win is the son of Coach Bob, coach of the Dairy school's football team. The two marry immediately after their summer working at a resort hotel...
The Hotel New Hampshire Lesson Plans contain 140 pages of teaching material, including: