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 Section 1, the author's description of the people on the street is bleak. The reader can only surmise that the impression these strangers create has less to do with them than with the protagonist's sense of self-loathing. This lesson will discuss how this beginning will affect the atmosphere of the book, as well as reveal the main character's personality.
1) Class Discussion: How are the people on the...
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