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 STREAM-OF-CONSCIOUSNESS - The novel opens with the stream of consciousness of an old woman named Harriet as she recalls her time living in Mexico. The objective of this lesson is for students to explore the literary technique of writing in stream of consciousness, and to discuss whether or not this is an effective way to open a novel.
1) 1. Divide the class into groups of three or...
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