Lesson 1 (from Under the Wire)
Under the Wire
This book is an autobiographical book. The objective of this lesson will be to review some major aspects of Francisco Jimenez's life, and to discuss how having this book autobiographical affects the plot and the feeling of the book.
1) Life Review of Author: Provide a brief overview of Francisco's life along with some of the major events in his life. Split the class into groups and assign each group one of the major events from her life. Instruct each group to study their event and write about how this event would have shaped her life and affected her writing style. Allow each group to present their information. Discuss some of the different ideas that are presented.
2) Personality Analysis: Review each separate person that is in the first chapter. Have the students identify each person named, and the role that they played in...
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