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: "Difficult Loves" is a compilation of stories from one of Italy's most famous writers, Italo Calvino. This lesson will focus on the life, history, and literary accomplishment of Italo Calvino.
1) 1) Research: Take the class to the library to learn about Calvino's place in literary history. While searching, ask yourself, why is this author important? What else did he write? Why were his stories and themes relevant during...
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