Lesson 1 (from Part 1, Chapter 1 | Part 1, Chapter 2 | Part 1, Chapter 3)
Part 1, Chapter 1 | Part 1, Chapter 2 | Part 1, Chapter 3
Gym Candy is a novel by award-winning young adult author Carl Deuker. The novel relates the story of Mick Johnson, the son of a former college football star and NFL player, and Mick's fall to the temptation of "gym candy," or steroids and other performance enhancing drugs. In this lesson, students will research the author, analyze the protagonist of the novel and the narrative voice, and discuss the exposition revealed in Part 1, Chapters 1-3.
1) Teacher Lecture: Introduce the students to the book and author. Gym Candy is a novel by award-winning young adult author Carl Deuker. The novel revolves around football star Mick Johnson and his descent into addiction of performance enhancing drugs.
2) Research Activity: Allow students time in the beginning of class to conduct independent research on the biography and works of the author and the critical response...
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