Lesson 1 (from Prologue)
As we are introduced to Hesse, we are also introduced to Freedman's tone and values. This lesson discusses Freedman's writing and his tone and voice as a narrator of Hesse's life.
1) Close Reading: Read the first paragraphs and pay close attention to the meaning and structure of the language Freedman uses. What angle does he take on Hesse's life? How would you characterize his voice? What expectations do you have, based on these paragraphs? Will this book be academic or informal? Specialized or accessible?
2) Small Group Discussion: Ask students to work together in small groups to characterize Freedman's project. What is his goal for telling Hesse's life story? What event in Freedman's life inspired his book? To what need is he responding? Ask each group to report back to the class after some time for discussion.
3) Class Discussion: What are the other angles Freedman...
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