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: Chapter 1 In this chapter, Pearl is hesitant to tell her mother about her illness. She fears her reaction and believes her mother will spout Chinese mumbo jumbo on what she should be doing to keep well. When Aunt Helen threatens to tell Winnie if Pearl does not, Pearl is forced to make a decision. This lesson will explore Pearl's reasons for keeping her multiple sclerosis a secret...
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