Lesson 1 (from The Untitled Opening Section)
The objective of this lesson is to examine the author's life and writing. Pam Munoz Ryan is the author of Echo. She begin writing at the suggestion of a professor in one of her college classes.
Class Discussion: What did Ryan think she would do for a career after college? How did she decide to begin writing? What role did dramatic play have in Ryan's childhood? How did that help her as she became a writer? What is Ryan's approach to writing? What is her motivation for writing? Where does she write? Where does she get her ideas? Why is it difficult for her to say where her ideas come from? How does she keep track of ideas for a long book like Echo? What role do characters have in Ryan's stories in her writing process? How does her writing process vary depending on what...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.3(e), 9-10.7, 11-12.3(e), 11-12.7
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