Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-3)
The objective of this lesson is to discuss the author and his writing. Robert Cormier is called one of the originators of the dark young adult genre. He is a former journalist and the author of many novels for young adults.
Class Discussion: Who encouraged Cormier to write? What did Cormier want readers to do when reading his work? Why did he like to shake up readers? What did Cormier write when he began writing? For how many years did he write? When did he begin writing full time? Why did he say that he wrote books about young adults, not that he wrote young adult books? What is the difference? Why did much of his writing concern teenagers? When did he become interested writing about young adults? What did Cormier believe that emotions had to do with his writing? How did he keep his...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.3(e), 9-10.7, 11-12.3(e), 11-12.7
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