Lesson 1 (from Introduction, Sonny's Blues, and Weekend.)
Introduction, Sonny's Blues, and Weekend
INTRODUCTION - In the first section of the collection, editors Raymond Carver and Tom Jenks explain to the readers why they compiled this collection of stories. The objective of this lesson is for students to explore the biographies of Raymond Carver and Tom Jenks and to discuss why these two men compiled this collection of stories.
1.) Class Activity: As a class, create a list of adjectives used by the editors to describe the stories in this collection. Based on this description, do you think the editors gave all authors a fair shot at publication? Why or why not?
2.) Group Activity: Divide the class into groups of 3 or 4 students to research the biography of Raymond Caver. What accolades does he have in the writing fiction? Why might he feel compelled to compile a collection of this nature? Have each group give...
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