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: It is important for the students to establish some general ideas about the novel before they begin reading. The author's socio-political views greatly influence the content of the novel, as her opinions of certain ideals are strewn throughout the book. The students will observe facts about the author's background, and the students will make predictions about the text.
1) 1.) The students will first participate in a read aloud...
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