Objective: Stephen Crane is the author of "The Open Boat", among many other works of American literature, including "The Red Badge of Courage", one of the most famous works of American literature. This lesson will focus on the author and his biography.
1. In Class Reading: Hand out copies of a short biography on Stephen Crane. Have the class read the biography and take notes in preparation for discussing it.
2. In Class Writing Assignment: Write 1 to 2 paragraphs about Stephen Crane and his accomplishments, based on what you have learned about him from the biography.
3. Class Discussion: Who was Stephen Crane? What are his most popular works? How does the time period during which he lived affect his writing? How does his life affect his writing?
4. Homework: Write 1 to 2 paragraphs recording your expectations for the short story, based on the first section which you have read thus far. (Note...
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