Objective: Isaac Bashvis Singer is a Polish Jew and Nobel prize winning author. This lesson will focus on the author's history and impact on literature.
1) Research: Take the class to the library to learn about Singer's place in literary history. While searching, ask yourself, why is this author important? Why were his stories and themes relevant during his lifetime? Why do they remain relevant?
2) Partner discussion: Pair off and discuss the individual findings of your research. Did some students find information that was missed by others?
3) Partner presentation: Each student must present to the class what their partner taught them about the author in order to demonstrate their understanding of the subject.
4) Homework: Write a journal entry about other notable authors and where Singer may fit in among them.
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