Lesson 1 (from "Crimson Shadow")
Socrates is the story's main character. He is an ex-convict living in a rundown house in Watts, Los Angeles.
The aim of this lesson is to examine Socrates' character.
1. Divide the students into pairs or groups of three. Ask them to use magazine pictures to make a picture story of Socrates' life.
2. Ask the students to write 500 words on what they think Socrates' life would have been like if he did not go to prison.
3. Ask the students to write a scene from Socrates' life in 20 years time. Will he overcome his fear of women? Will he be living in a better house?
4. Homework. Write Socrates' character background.
Lesson 2 (from "Crimson Shadow")
Socrates goes outside into an alleyway to find out why Billy the rooster had not crowed that morning. In the alleyway he sees a boy called Darryl, holding a cardboard box. Inside the box is...
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