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: In the first chapter of Book 1, readers are introduced to the two main families in the novel: the Burdens and the Shimerdas. In this lesson students will examine the initial characterizations of Jim and the Shimerdas and identify the similarities and differences between the two.
1) 1) Divide students into two groups. Assign each group one of the main characters in the first chapter: Jim and the Shimerdas. Ask...
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