Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-3)
Gordan Korman is the author of Schooled. Learning about the author's life, writing style, and purpose for writing can help readers better understand a book that is being read. The objective of this lesson is to examine the author's life and writing.
Class Discussion: How did Korman's writing career begin accidentally? Who had to type his first manuscript? When was his first book published? How was Korman encouraged to write by parents and teachers? What type of writing schedule does he follow now? How did fear help him develop his routine? What books influenced his writing? What does he do that is great for market research? Why does he love writing? What advice does he have for aspiring writers?
Activity: Divide the students into small groups. Have each group create a chart or poster that shows these things: books Korman has written, any awards he...
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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