Daily Lessons for Teaching Among Others

Jo Walton
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Lesson 1 (from Pages 13 through 40)


Pages 13 through 40

"Among Others" is a novel by Welsh-Canadian fantasy and science fiction author Jo Walton. The novel relates the story of a young woman named Morwenna and her coming of age in the late 1970s and early 1980s in England. Morwenna is a witch, as is the evil antagonist, her mother. In this lesson, students are introduced to the novel, and will research and discuss the biography and works of Jo Walton.


1) Teacher Lecture: Introduce the students to the book and author. "Among Others" is a fantasy novel by young adult author Jo Walton.

2) Research Activity: Allow students time in the beginning of class to conduct independent research on the biography and works of author Jo Walton. What criticism and praise has Walton's work generated?

3) Group Activity: Following the research activity, students are to gather into small groups of 3-4 each to discuss their...

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