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: Introduction and Chapters 1-2 In the book's Introduction, Duke explains that she wrote the autobiography in order to "set the record straight." This lesson will explore the author's reasons for writing her book.
1) 1. Class Discussion: What were the author's reasons for writing her autobiography? Who has been the driving force behind her need to write the book, other than possibly her...
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