Daily Lessons for Teaching Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind: A Novel

Ann B. Ross
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Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-4)

Objective

Chapters 1-4

The setting of the story is the fictional town of Abbottsville, North Carolina. The objective of this lesson is to explore the local color of North Carolina and its impact on the story.

Lesson

Lead the class in a discussion about local color. Begin with a definition and ask the class to validate their understanding by offering examples from the novel. How is regionalism exhibited in language? Interpersonal dynamics? Clothing? What other elements can the students define that make this story one from North Carolina during this particular time period?

Divide the class into small groups and have them discuss the author's authenticity with the novel. Could this story take place anywhere else but North Carolina in the early 21st century? Why or why not? What is it about the elements of this story that slots in into this particular time period?

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