Lesson 1 (from Prologue, The Failure of Syntax, Fables 1 - 2)
Prologue, The Failure of Syntax, Fables 1 - 2
Edwin H. Friedman writes fables for a new generation. Each story uses a sarcastic wit to introduce the reader to a life lesson. Today's lesson will examine the life of the author and how his life influences his work.
1) Class Discussion: Ask the students the following questions; Do you know anything about the author, Edwin H. Friedman? What from the title do you gather about Friedman? Do you think there is a difference between a writing fables discredits him as an author?
2) Group Research Project: Research, via the internet or at the library, Edwin H. Friedman's biography. Information should include his early childhood, his career as an author and rabbi, his important works, and his death.
3) Individual Creative Writing: What events in Edwin H. Friedman's life led him to write this book. Why did the author write this...
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