Lesson 1 (from Fates: Chapters 1-5)
Lauren Groff is the author of "Fates and Furies." The aim of this lesson is to examine Groff's life and writing.
Class Discussion: When did Groff begin writing "Fates and Furies"? Why did she start considering ideas for the book at that time? Why did she read Shakespeare in preparation for writing this novel? Why did she put butcher paper on her walls when writing? How did she describe her writing process for the book with its two-part motif? What had she written previously? How is the novel different from her first works? Why did she write about privilege? How is the book a milestone for her? How do men and women react differently to the novel?
Activity: Create a chart or poster that shows these things: books Groff has written, any awards she won for writing, what critics say about her writing, and what...
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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