This section contains 30 daily lessons. Each one has a specific objective and offers at least three (often more) ways to teach that objective. Lessons include classroom discussions, group and partner activities, in-class handouts, individual writing assignments, at least one homework assignment, class participation exercises and other ways to teach students about the text in a classroom setting. Use some or all of the suggestions provided to work with your students in the classroom and help them understand the text.
Objective: Prologue, Inspector Lindsay Boxer, and Book 1, David and Melanie Brandt: Chapters 1-5 James Patterson is one of the best known and most prolific modern murder mystery writers. The objective of this lesson is to learn more about James Patterson as the author of "1st to Die" -- and why it's important to learn about the author of a text.
1) 1) Focusing Exercise: Have students write...
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