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: Chapter 1 "Karintha" Toomer describes Karintha's soul as "a thing ripened too soon." Have students read "A Raisin in the Sun" by Langston Hughes and compare the authors' use of metaphor.
1) 1. Give the class a short overview of Langston Hughes and his writing while introducing them to Hughes' famous poem "A Raisin in the Sun" and reviewing the use/definition of metaphor.
2. Divide the class into groups of...
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