Lesson 1 (from Chapters One and Two)
The aim of this lesson is to examine Patrick as a person.
1. Class discussion. What do the students think of Patrick before the Helen introduces the reader to him? Does he meet the student's expectations? How do the students think Patrick has changed since being in prison? Why do the students think he became a criminal in the first place? What kind of person do the students think Patrick would have become if he had had a better upbringing?
2. With the students, decide what they think Patrick's goal is in the book. Divide the students into pairs and ask them to design a diagram that shows the different stages that Patrick will have to complete to work towards his goal and how he can get back on track when he makes a mistake.
3. Divide the students into two groups. One group should research Patrick's life...
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