Lesson 1 (from Section One: Chapters 1-4)
Section One: Chapters 1-4
Greg Iles is the author of "Black Cross" and many other novels. Born in Germany in the 1960s, his first two novels, including "Black Cross", were thrillers about World War II against the Nazis. However, he has published novels in a variety of genres. This lesson will focus on the author and his biography.
1) In Class Reading: Hand out copies of a short biography about Greg Iles. Have the class read the biography and take notes in preparation to discuss it.
2) In Class Writing Assignment: Write 1 to 2 paragraphs about Greg Iles and his accomplishments, based on what you have learned about him from the biography.
3) Class Discussion: Who is Greg Iles? What are his most popular works? How does the time period and place in which he was born affect his writing? How does his childhood affect his writing?
4) Homework: Write...
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