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: Part 1, Chapters 1 through 7 The setting for the novel is the imaginary town of Ithaca, in the San Joaquin Valley of California during World War II. The objective of this lesson is to explore local color and its impact on the story.
1) Lead the class in a discussion about local color. Begin with a definition and ask the class to validate their...
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