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: As Chapter 1 begins, the reader gets a sense of what life is like for brothers Ricky and Mark. Chapter 1 begins with the young boys sneaking away for a smoke. Through this simple act, the author reveals quite a lot of information about the boys, their family, and the setting. This relevant information is called exposition. Today's objective is to define exposition and to identify the exposition of...
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