Lesson 1 (from Pages 1-70)
Fallout is the third novel in the Crank series, a series of books about Kristina Snow, a young girl who while visiting her drug addicted father was introduced to crank. Although Kristina tried repeatedly to break the addiction, she failed and continues to be an addict. Author Ellen Hopkins is a New York Times bestselling novelist popular among teenage and young adult audiences. In this lesson, students are introduced to the book and series. They will research and discuss the biography and works of Ellen Hopkins.
1) Teacher Lecture: Introduce the students to the book and author. Fallout is the third and final novel in Ellen Hopkins' popular Crank series, which centers on Kristina Snow and her battle with methamphetamine addiction.
2) Research Activity: Allow students time in the beginning of class to conduct independent research on the author Ellen Hopkins. How many novels and...
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