Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-4)
The author of Edie, An American Biography, Jean Stein, has been the editor of a number of magazines, including The Paris Review. She has also written biographies including one on Robert F. Kennedy. This lesson discusses the author of Edie, An American Biography, Jean Stein.
1) Library research: Have students research the author of Edie, An American Biography, Jean Stein. Have students create a profile of Jean Stein. Include her background, occupation, and other works she has written. After researching her life, have students write a report that discusses whether Stein was a capable choice for writing this biography.
2) Class discussion: Discuss the following questions with the class:
a) What can researching the author's background and her other works tell the reader about the book?
b) Does the author always write in the same genre?
c) Can a connection be made between the author's background and...
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