Objective: Chapter 1, "There's No One Left" Mary is seen as an incredibly disagreeable child even though she comes from a wealthy family. The object of this lesson will be to explore some of the things that may have caused her to be this way, and to find some modern parallels with the student's lives.
1) Read aloud with the class the description of Mary being sulky, and disagreeable. Discuss this with the class. Do you know anybody like this? Why do you think she is so unhappy? Can people with this kind of attitude ever really make it any better? What has happened in Mary's life to make her so disagreeable? What can you do to make people like this feel better?
2) Read aloud with the class the part where Mary's mother gives her over to an Ayah and rarely sees her. Have the students write a short...
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