Lesson 1 (from Book 1, The Silver Spoon)
Transformation is a topic and theme that pervades this novel. From the very beginning of the novel, we are encouraged to consider the ways that the narrator transforms from a girl into a boy. The objective of this lesson is to encourage students to think about what transformation is and begin predicting the ways that the narrator will transform throughout the novel.
Class Discussion: (You may want to pose these questions to students and ask them to informally write down ideas before engaging in class discussion to ensure that all have the opportunity to think through the questions before sharing) What is transformation? What are some examples of transformation in your own life or the world around you? What is the impact of transformation on the person or object that transforms as well as those around him/her/it? What generalizations can we make about...
This section contains 5,706 words
(approx. 20 pages at 300 words per page)