Lesson 1 (from Part 1, Sections 1 and 2)
Part 1, Sections 1 and 2
Peter Dickinson is the author of "Eva." The objective of this lesson is to discuss Peter Dickinson and his writing.
1) Read biographical information about Peter Dickinson. When and where did Dickinson grow up. Where was he educated? What other occupations has he had besides writing? Is he married? Does he have children? Grandchildren? How does Dickinson describe his appearance?
2) Class Discussion: Why does Dickinson say that he didn't "become a writer"? Why does Dickinson write? How did Dickinson write many of his books? When did he switch to a PC? Where does Dickinson get ideas for his writing? What advice does Dickinson give to young writers? What works have influenced his writing? Why are many of Dickinson's central characters women?
3) Partner Discussion: What genres does Rollins write? Are there themes that recur in his writing? How many books has he written? What...
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