Lesson 1 (from Part 1, 1940-1945, Chapter 1)
Part 1, 1940-1945, Chapter 1
Maeve Binchy is an Irish writer of novels and short stories. Her first novel, published in 1982, was "Light a Penny Candle". Other notable works by Binchy include "The Glass Lake", "Tara Road" and "Circle of Friends". This lesson discusses the author of the novel "Light a Penny Candle", Maeve Binchy.
1) Library research: Have the students research the author, Maeve Binchy. Explore the other works she has written, as well as her personal background. Take a look at interviews and the author's website to gain information on her writing and where "Light a Penny Candle" fits in with her other novels and short stories.
2) Presentation: Have students get into pairs and prepare a presentation, using their research on Binchy and her canon. Have each group read an excerpt from different novels or short stories written by Binchy during their presentations. At the end...
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