Lesson 1 (from Prologue to Part 1: Early Days)
The objective of this lesson is to compare the mother of the narrator and the mother of Tracey, and the positive or negative influence they had on their daughters' lives. The narrator's mother was a woman who prized education and politics. She might be poor, but she was not going to let that hold her back. Tracey's mother was a single mother who did not receive state assistance. She was often gone and left Tracey alone for hours.
Class Discussion: Looking back, how does the narrator feel about the way her mother did not submit to her as a child? Why did the narrator think that her mother was always trying to escape motherhood? How did her mother dress and conduct herself? What were her mother's interests? What were the narrator's dreams and aspirations for her? How was she a negative or positive influence on...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.2(d), 11-12.2(d)
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