Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-2)
Susan Beth Pfeffer is the author of Life As We Knew It. Learning about an author's background, writing style, and motives can provide insight into a book. The objective of this lesson is to examine Pfeffer's life and writing.
Class Discussion: How old was Pfeffer when she decided she wanted to be a writer? What happened that made her think she wanted to be a writer? When was her first book published? How old was Pfeffer and what was she doing when her first book was published? What advice did she follow when she wrote her first book and why? What has been her writing schedule and how has it evolved? What has been her pre-writing process? What advice does she have for writers and others who are self-employed? What are her favorite themes to write about? What does entertaining herself have to do with...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.3(e), 9-10.7, 11-12.3(e), 11-12.7
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