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: The opening scene of the novel establishes the close relationship between Codi and Hallie and the somewhat aloof one between the girls and their father. The objective of this lesson is to explore these relationships, crucial to the novel, in greater detail.
1) 1) In-class writing assignment: What does the opening scene tell you about the relationships existing between Codi, Hallie, and Homer?
2) In-class group work: What type of...
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