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: Morrison begins her novel by summarizing the entire plot in the first several sentences, then gradually retells the story throughout the book. The objective of Lesson #1 is to explore the effect this method of introducing the story has on the reader's overall experience of the plot and characters.
1) 1) Class Discussion: Morrison opens her book by introducing a main character, Violet, in a gossipy way. What is the...
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