Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1 - 5)
The objective of this lesson is for students to explore the author’s background and personal interest in the subject matter reflected in the novel.
Class Discussion: Who is the author of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine? Where does she live? How old was she when the book was published? How was the book received by the public? Did it win any awards? Has the author written any other books? How might the author’s background influence your reading of the book?
Small Group Activity: Divide students into small groups and ask students to compile a list of facts about the author, encouraging them to include information that impacts the novel’s themes and characters. Regroup and ask students to share their facts. Write a list on the board so it is visible to all students.
Individual Activity: Choose one fact about the author that...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Reading: Literature RL.9-10.1, 9-10.2, 9-10.10, 11-12.1, 11-12.2, 11-12.10
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.1, 9-10.2, 11-12.1, 11-12.2
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