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: Precious is continuously abused by her parents at a young age. The objective of this lesson is to discuss the effects of child abuse.
1) 1) Hand out material on child abuse to the students. Have each student read over the material and write a description of how Precious fits the profile of someone abused, based on what is known about her in Chapter 1.
2) Divide the class into small...
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