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 ASSISTANT by Bernard Malamud is set in New York in the early 1950s and takes place in a small Jewish enclave in an otherwise non-Jewish neighborhood.
1) 1 - Class discussion: What is the setting for the novel? When does the story take place? How do you know? What interactions between the characters give you clues to the era of the novel? What was life like in the...
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