Lesson 1 (from Prologue)
Jesmyn Ward is the author of Men we Reaped. The aim of this lesson is to examine the author's life and writing.
Class Discussion: What music helps the author when revising her writing? Why did Ward have to find emotional distance before she wrote her memoir? When did she first write an essay about the topics in her book? Why did it take her five years to write about the topics in the memoir again? How is the story told? Why did she write it that way? How did writing the memoir make her feel? How does the sense of history Ward feels in her hometown affect the writing she does? How does her writing reflect the history of racism and the South? What purpose does Ward see in writing for herself and for her daughter?
Activity: Create a chart or poster that shows these...
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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