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: Chapters 1 through 4 Where a play, book, or story takes place often affects the characters' personalities and the possibilities for plot. Setting is usually a carefully considered item in an author's set-up for fiction. Small Steps is set primarily in Austin, Texas, but there is a small amount of action in San Francisco. The objective of this lesson is to look at setting.
1) 1) Homework: Students will rewrite the...
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