Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-2)
Celeste Ng is the author of "Everything I Never Told You." The aim of this lesson is to examine Ng's life and writing.
Class Discussion: How does Ng know she is getting somewhere when she is writing? How did that work as she wrote "Everything I Never Told You"? What is her writing routine? What authors have inspired her? Why did she put a mixed-race family in a small Midwestern town? What is Celeste always writing? When does she plan to write another novel? What will be the subject of that novel? How long did it take her to write 'Everything I Never Told You'? How many drafts did she have? How did she manage to get through the writing of the book? How did having a child as she was writing change the book? What was her experience growing up with a Chinese background...
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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