Lesson 1 (from Pages 1-28)
Amanda Hodgkinson is a British author who studied creative writing at the University of East Anglia. Hodgkinson wrote "22 Britannia Road" is a historical fiction that brings together historical information from World War II with the experiences of a fictional Polish couple. The objective of this lesson is to discuss the background of the author, Amanda Hodgkinson and the genre of "22 Britannia Road."
1) Independent Work: Research and Biography: Students should find information on the background of Amanda Hodgkinson and write a 2-3 paragraph biography on the information found.
2) Pair Work:
a) Discuss and Define: Students should discuss and define the term "genre" and outline what it means for a work to be "historical fiction."
b) Chart: Create a chart to outline the benefits and drawbacks of writing a historical fiction.
3) Class Discussion: Who is Amanda Hodgkinson? Where did she grow up? What kind of...
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