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: Thomas Birdsey decides to cut off his right hand in order to protest the war, though his stepdad does not agree with this choice. Today's objective is to discuss the idea of hurting one's self just to protect a particular event or cause.
1) 1. Have each student define the idea of a cause.
2. In smaller groups, have students discuss whether they support...
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