Lesson 1 (from Broken Chain)
Alfonso is a teenage boy who lives a typical and predictable life. He lives with his older brother, Ernie and their two parents. This lesson will analyze Alfonso's home life and how the typicality of it affects how he acts personally and to girls his age.
1. Group Discussion: Divide the class into groups and have them discuss the typicality of Alfonso's adolescent life. How does this typicality affect Alfonso's interaction with other people his age, especially girls? Do you think that having a stable and typical home life will increase chances of finding a stable companion? How does Alfonso's interaction with his family reflect his own personality when he is not around his family?
2. Class Debate: Divide the class into two and have one side argue that Alfonso's life must be presented in the typical adolescent form for the reader to identify and...
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