This section contains 30 daily lessons. Each one has a specific objective and offers at least three (often more) ways to teach that objective. Lessons include classroom discussions, group and partner activities, in-class handouts, individual writing assignments, at least one homework assignment, class participation exercises and other ways to teach students about the text in a classroom setting. Use some or all of the suggestions provided to work with your students in the classroom and help them understand the text.
Objective: David, the main character of the novel, is a homosexual who spends much of his life fighting his sexuality. The first chapter of the novel is spent discussing the various ways David attempted to ignore his true sexual desires in an effort to be masculine. The purpose of this lesson is to examine the idea of masculinity as it appears in the novel.
1) 1. Class discussion: Why does...
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