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: Act 1, Scene 1 Veta Simmons and her daughter are actively trying to improve their social status within the community. As the play opens, they are hosting a party in the Dowd home. The objective of this lesson is to understand the basic personality and motivations of Veta Simmons and Myrtle Mae Simmons and how it impinges on their attitudes toward Elwood Dowd.
1) 1) Class Discussion:...
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