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: Dashiell Hammett was one of the forerunners of hardboiled detective fiction. The aim of this lesson is to learn about Hammett as a writer and person.
1) 1) With the students brainstorm what they already know about Dashiel Hammett. What influence has he had on popular culture? What other books has he written? Do his books tend to be similar in their styles and themes? Divide the...
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