Objective: Annie John was written by Jamaica Kincaid. As students read the novel, they will benefit from knowing more about the author's own life and what inspires her. Today's objective will be to study the life of the author, Jamaica Kincaid.
1) Small group activity: Break the class into groups of three or four, creating enough groups to research these topics: the author's family life, the author's educational background, the author's work history, the author's writing successes. Each group prepares its information to present to the class for discussion. Each group should make a handout for their classmates from the information they compile.
2) Class discussion: Introduce the book that the class will study. Annie John is a novel about a girl growing up on the island of Antigua. It is about the uncertainty children face as they meet the changes that puberty brings. Discuss the life of Jamaica...
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