Daily Lessons for Teaching Hole in My Life

Jack Gantos
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Lesson 1 (from Section 1: Chapter 1 and Chapter 2)

Objective

Section 1: Chapter 1 and Chapter 2

Hole in My Life is an autobiographical book by author Jack Gantos. In the narrative, Gantos leads the reader through his arrest and fifteen months in prison following a drug bust in which Gantos was convicted of smuggling 2,000 pounds of hashish from St. Croix to New York in the early 1970s. Jack Gantos is now a prolific, award-winning author of children's novels. In this lesson, students are introduced to the book, and they will research and discuss the career of author Jack Gantos.

Lesson

1) Teacher Lecture: Introduce the students to the book and author. Hole in My Life is an autobiographical book by Jack Gantos which relates the year and a half he spent in prison for smuggling hashish from St. Croix to New York in the early 1970s.

2) Research Activity: Allow students time in the beginning of class to conduct independent...

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