Lesson 1 (from Part One: Chapters 1-10 (pg 1 - 29))
Introduction to the Author:
Tom Robbins (born July 22, 1936), the author of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, is an American author known for his abstract, wild stories with strong social undercurrents, satirical bent and obscure details. Today's class will establish the purpose of learning about authors, research the author's other works, history, and unique style, and prepare group presentations on the information which relates to Even Cowgirls Get the Blues.
1) Class Discussion: Introduce the novel to the class and discuss why information regarding an author can help readers to have a greater understanding of his works. Reasons for the study of writers include determining in what time period they are writing, gaining a grasp of their principle subject matters, establishing the stylistic elements the author is known for, and common themes and motifs. .
2) Research Activity: Allow students independent research time in class to make notes of...
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