Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1: Who's the Lucky Bride?)
"Fudge-a-Mania" is a coming-of-age story, a story about growing up. The objective of this lesson is to examine this genre.
1) Explain to the class what a coming-of-age story is. Ask each student to think of an example of a coming-of-age story and share the example with the class. Discuss each example and what makes it a coming-of-age story. Based on this discussion, discuss what students might expect from "Fudge-a-Mania" as a coming-of-age story.
2) Break students up into pairs. Have each pair write a definition of a coming-of-age story and a description of what characteristics the main character of a coming-of-age story should have. Have each pair compare their description to what they know of Peter. Have pairs share their definitions and ideas with the class for discussion.
3) Break the students up into groups. Have each group decide what elements of a coming-of-age story are present...
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