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: When the curtain opens on Act 1, the setting is dominated by Larry's fallen tree. This tree is a symbol of the enduring presence of the long-absent Larry on the lives of the Kellers and the Deevers. The objective of this lesson is to examine the use of symbols in dramatic works.
1) 1. For class discussion: What does the tree represent, to the audience and to the Keller family...
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