Daily Lessons for Teaching Circle of Friends

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Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)


Chapter 1

The student will take notes and be able to relate the background and setting of the novel.


Classroom activity:

1. Teacher lecture deals with (1) the author as a best selling writer in Ireland; (2) the date of the beginning of the novel in the 1950s including social mores

of the times; (3) the main characters introduced in the first chapter; (4) the small town setting of the novel.

2. From the title, the main theme of the book is friendship. Other themes from the first chapter include: (1) weight problems for a girl; (2) poverty and

desertion; (3) dealing with adversity (in the character of Eve); (4) the Protestant/Catholic problem in Ireland.

3. After presenting these important background bits of information, the class will discuss the value of a novel on friendship. What are its social implications for the reader? How class differences make for difficult relationships even today.

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