Daily Lessons for Teaching The Art of Racing in the Rain

Garth Stein
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Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1 - 7 (Pages 1 - 37))

Objective

Chapters 1 - 7 (Pages 1 - 37)

"The Art of Racing in the Rain" is a novel by American author and film producer Garth Stein, which relates a story of love and redemption for a dog. Enzo, a Lab mix, narrates the story of his life and times with Denny Swift, an aspiring race car driver. Garth Stein is the author of three novels, has also worked as a documentary filmmaker and lives in Seattle. In this lesson, students are introduced to the novel, and will research and discuss the biography and works of Garth Stein.

Lesson

1) Teacher Lecture: Introduce the students to the book and author. "The Art of Racing in the Rain" is a New York Times best-selling novel by American author Garth Stein. The novel, narrated by a family dog named Enzo, relates themes of life and death, reincarnation, and human nature through metaphors of car...

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