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: "Here on Earth" begins with setting information that includes the town history. Although setting encompasses both location and the time period in which a story takes place, Hoffman seems to be concentrating on the location. Setting details can add to a story by setting the mood. The objective of this lesson is to understand the significance of setting and background in "Here on Earth. "
1) 1) Class Discussion: Define...
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