Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-4)
The objective of this lesson is to examine Sloan's life and writing. Holly Goldberg Sloan is the author of Counting by 7s. Learning about an author's background, writing style, and motives can provide insight into a book.
Class Discussion: When did Sloan first know that she wanted to be a writer? Who supported Sloan as she explored writing? What type of writing did Sloan do before she began writing novels? What were the circumstances that lead to Sloan writing her first book? How did the frequent moves that Sloan had as a child affect her writing? How would writing feature into a perfect day for Sloan? How long has Sloan made a living as a writer? Where does Sloan get her inspiration? What books have influenced her? What advice does Sloan have for others who want to write?
Activity: Create a chart or poster that...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.3(d), 9-10.7, 11-12.3(d), 11-12.7
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