Lesson 1 (from Prologue and Part 1: Chapters 1-2)
Prologue and Part 1: Chapters 1-2
Lorna Landvik is an America author, actress and comedian who published her first novel, "Patty Jane's House of Curl", in 1995. Other novels by Landvik include "The Tall Pine Polka", "Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons" and "Oh My Stars". This lesson discusses the author of the novel "Patty Jane's House of Curl", Lorna Landvik.
1) Library research: Have the students research the author, Lorna Landvik. Explore the other works she has written as well as her personal and professional backgrounds. Take a look at interviews and the author's website to gain information on her writing and where "Patty Jane's House of Curl" fits in with her other novels.
2) Presentation: Have students get into pairs and prepare a presentation using their research on Landvik and her canon. Have each group read an excerpt from different novels written by Landvik during their presentation. At...
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