Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1 to 3)
Mick's house and his life in the house are very unique. The objective of this lesson is to analyze the author's use of language to describe Mick's house.
1) Brainstorm: As a class, students will make a list of words and phrases that are used to describe Mick's house. A volunteer should take notes on the board for the class.
2) Pair work: In pairs, students will select three words from the brainstorming session and make a chart that shows what each word means, its connotation and denotation. Pairs should share their work with the class.
3) Class discussion: Where does Mick live? How did he buy this house? Why is the house up on stilts? Why is Mick the only person who lives in the house year-round? What does his house look like? What do the other stilt houses look like? How does the author describe the...
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