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: Chapter 1 The Sign of the Beaver is historical fiction that uses the late eighteenth century as a backdrop of an adventurous coming-of-age story. The objective of this lesson is to appreciate historical fiction as a genre that places particular demands and constraints on writers and to appreciate the popularity of Elizabeth George Speare as a writer of historical fiction.
1) CLASS DISCUSSION: Lead a discussion about the difference...
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