Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
Please have students read chapters 1-3 before the first lesson.
The objective of this lesson is to introduce the students to the setting of the story, the Deep South on a sugar cane plantation and the relationships between the characters and between white and black characters.
1. Short introduction lecture about the author and his other works. This information can usually be found on the flap of the book.
2. Class Discussion
The book opens with Candy telling a young boy, Snookum, to "go tell Rufe and Reverend Jameson and Corrine and the rest of them to gather at Mathu's house right away." What do we already know in the first two pages about the location? What is our first clue as to the relationships between the characters and between white and black people?
3. Setting and Time
Have students write on a piece of...
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