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: Prologue: What is a prologue? In The House of Blue Leaves, the Prologue grounds the audience in several ways but also foreshadows themes and conflict to come. The objective of this lesson is to discuss the nature of prologues and their functions within plays.
1) 1) Divide the class into small groups to brainstorm characteristics of a prologue. What makes a prologue a prologue? What elements of The House...
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