Objective: Book 1, Chapters 1-5 | Book 1, Chapters 6-7 The objective of this lesson is to bring attention to the importance of themes in literary works.
1) 1. Open a class discussion: After reading the first sections, have students identify as many themes as they can. Talk about the fact that not all themes are presented in the opening chapters and that some themes that seem important will become secondary.
2. For homework: Have students select one of the themes identified during class discussion. Instruct them to find another story that epitomizes that theme and write a brief essay comparing the two stories.
3. For a project: Tell students that the Jewish belief in their right to live in freedom in Palestine is one of the themes of this story. Have them write a poem, a one-act play or a short story that uses that theme.
Objective: Book 1, Chapter 8 | Book 1, Chapters 9-...
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