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: This lesson will explore the use of analogy as a literary device. The catastrophe of the train going off the tracks foreshadows other ways that the family slides off the main tracks and into disaster. Ruth describes the fragile foothold that the town of Fingerbone has between the lake and the mountainous wilderness all around. She mentions the yearly floods, frequent fires, and murder and mayhem...
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