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: Book 1: The story opens as the Thomas family awakens to find a rat in their room. In this lesson students will identify and discuss the symbolism of the rat as a way to better understand the way Bigger Thomas lives his life.
1) Discussion Points and Questions for Pages 1 to 17:
> How would you describe the Thomas family home?
> What does the introduction of the rat in the story...
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