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: In the beginning of the story after Father dismisses Dinte, Father privately gives Lanik "grief". Saranna also laments Lanik's appointment to Nkumai and deeply cuts her wrists, which heal but cause her illness for a few days. This action represents another incident of giving "grief." Grief is a grieving ritual in Mueller that entails stabbing and bleeding, with great pain but always with the promise of regeneration...
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