Lesson 1 (from Section 1: Pages 1-69.)
The objective of this lesson is to examine the author's life and writing. Ruta Sepetys is the author of Salt to Sea. Sepetys enjoys writing historical fiction and likes the research and detective work required to tell her stories.
Class Discussion: What types of stories interest Supetys? Why does she prefer stories that focus on strength and struggle? Why does she write historical fiction? What is her ethnic heritage? How has being of Lithuanian descent influenced her writing? On her website, Supetys calls herself a "seeker of lost stories." How has searching for stories helped her writing? How does she create her characters? How does she describe her writing process? Why is her writing process similar to stream of consciousness? What role does revision play in her writing? Where and how does she write? What does she do if she experiences writer's block? What advice...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.3(e), 9-10.7, 11-12.3(e), 11-12.7
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