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: Chapter One: No One Noticed. "An American Plague" is written by Jim Murphy. The objective of this lesson is to discuss Jim Murphy and his writing.
1) 1) Research: Read biographical information about Jim Murphy. Where did Murphy grow up? What event turned Murphy into a reader? Where was he educated? What were his first jobs? When did he begin writing? What was his first book? What interests help...
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