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: Christopher Buckley is a political animal, a speechwriter for the first President Bush and a former columnist for the National Review, He understands the importance of words as weapons, concealers, and instruments of power. The objective of this lesson is to understand words as things other than the vessels of meaning.
1) 1. For class discussion: As a class, read through some of Christopher Buckley's political writings, including his...
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