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: Blindness is a parable, a story told with the intention of imparting a universal message. In Chapter 1, Saramago introduces an important technique for creating that universality: an absence of proper names and locations. The objective for this chapter is to understand how this technique affects the way we envision the story.
1) 1. For class discussion: consider different cities -- in several different countries, if possible -- and how...
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