Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-5)
The objective of this lesson is for students to contemplate the motivation for writing a book and to consider the author's connection to the material and qualifications for writing a Young Adult novel. Students will discover the formal definition of Young Adult literature and discuss the author's qualifications and/or motivations for writing in this genre.
Class Discussion: Have any of you ever thought about writing a book or story? Why did you want to do that? Do you have to know about a topic to write about it? Why or why not? Who is the author of Define "Normal?" What does the book jacket tell you about the author?
Group Activity: Divide the class into four sections with each having access to the Internet. Have the first group go to an article on Julie Anne Peters. Ask the second group to go to the...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.1, 9-10.6, 9-10.10, 11-12.1, 11-12.6, 11-12.10
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