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: Chapters 1-2: Excess Baggage, Cutting Loose The beginning of Chapter 1 introduces the reader to Anita O'Day's disruptive and emotionally bankrupt life. As a child, she had an unstable family life. This lesson will discuss Anita's disruptive childhood and her emotional connection to her parents and how it led to her adult-like life.
1) 1. Group Discussion:
Divide the class into groups and discuss Anita's...
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