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: Chapter 1 The book is a blend of true events with real characters so it is not a novel by true definition, yet it has many characteristics of a piece of fiction. The objective of this lesson is to explore the non-fiction fiction style of writing.
1) Lead the class in a discussion about the book. Ask about the definitions of fiction work and non-fiction work. What...
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