Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
"The Imperfectionists" was written by Tom Rachman and is built around stories of staff members at an English language newspaper headquartered in Rome. Prior to reading a book, it is often helpful to know about the novelist. Rachman was born in London, England and grew up in Canada. Rachman studied at University of Toronto and Columbia University and a journalist for Associated Press. The objective of this lesson is to examine the background of Tom Rachman.
1) Pair Work: Research and Biography: Students should find information on the author, Tom Rachman, including his education, career as a journalist, places he has worked and lived and other information. Write a 2-3 paragraph biography to summarize Tom Rachman's background.
2) Class Discussion: Who is Tom Rachman? Where was he educated? Where has he worked? Where has he lived? What does Rachman build his stories around? Why is it...
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