Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-6)
"Falling Leaves" is written by Adeline Yen Mah. The objective of this lesson is to discuss Adeline Yen Mah and her writing.
1) Research: Use information from the book and biographical information from other sources to write the answers to these questions: Where and when was Adeline born? What happened to her mother? How many siblings did she have? How did life change when her father married again? What type of a childhood did Adeline have? How was Adeline educated? What became her occupation? Did Adeline marry and have children? Where does she live now?
2) Class Discussion: In Chapter 6, what stories did Adeline tell herself as she walked to school? Did she write down any of these stories? Who would she show the stories to? What did Adeline win when she was 14? What did she write to win this competition? How old was Adeline...
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