Lesson 1 (from Part 1)
"Before I Go to Sleep" is a suspenseful psychological thriller written by English author S. J. Watson. The debut novel relates the story of Christine Lucas, a woman suffering from an amnesia-related disorder caused by a mysterious injury in her past, and examines themes of memory, reality and trust. In this lesson, students are introduced to the book and will research the author S. J. Watson.
1) Teacher Lecture: Introduce the students to the book and author. "Before I Go to Sleep" was published in June, 2011, and has remained on the New York Times best seller list for months since its release. The book is a compelling psychological thriller and is the first novel published by S. J. Watson.
2) Research Activity: Allow students time in the beginning of class to conduct independent research on author S. J. Watson. Where is Watson from? What was his...
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