Objective: The author of the novel is of African American descent and clearly displays strong feelings regarding the position of African Americans in society. The objective of this lesson is for the students to understand the author's background and draw inferences as how it applies to the book.
1) 1.) Lecture: There will be a lecture on the author's background, who is of African American descent. He possesses very strong feelings about the position of African Americans in American society. He believes that white people keep the black people down. The students listen to this information and take notes.
2.) Class Discussion: The students then enter into a class discussion on the author's background and how it applies to the novel. Why do you suppose it is important for you to know about the author's background and feelings? Given the author's feelings, what predictions do you make about the text...
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