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 of the "about the author" selection in class.
2.) The students will make a list of predictions based upon their knowledge of the author as well as the title of the book. What do you believe the author's background may contribute to the text? Illustrate ways that the author could do this within the text.
3.) The students will engage in a class discussion of these predictions. What is the author's background? How do you think you may see this influence...
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