Lesson 1 (from Introduction)
The aim of this lesson is to introduce Himes as a writer.
1. Class discussion. What do the students already know about Chester Himes? What can the students tell about the book by looking at the books cover and reading the title? What do the students expect from the novel? Why do they expect these things to happen?
2. Divide the students into pairs and ask the students to write down five questions Als poses about Himes and his work. After ten minutes, ask the students to swap their work with another pairs and provide solutions to the questions. After fifteen minutes compare the student's ideas.
3. With the students brainstorm questions that will help them understand Himes as a writer. Ask the students to find the answers to the questions.
4. Homework. Summarize the story of another Himes novel.
Lesson 2 (from Introduction)
The aim of this lesson is to...
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