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: Introduction to the Book and Author John Gardner (1933 -1982) was a well-known American novelist and scholar. Gardner taught fictional writing and medieval literature courses at a number of universities, and headed the writing program at SUNY-Binghamton from 1978 until his death in 1982. Gardner's best known fictional works include Grendel, a retelling of the Beowulf myth, The Sunlight Dialogues and Nickel Mountain. On Becoming a Novelist explores many fundamental...
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