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: The early pages of "Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes" introduce the reader to the story's two main characters, Sarah Byrnes and Eric "Moby" Calhoune. These early pages not only introduce the characters, but also develop their past histories. Sarah Byrnes is the leader of their friendship; Moby is the follower. The dynamic, however, changes when Moby joins the swim team - at least Sarah Byrnes believes the...
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