Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1, 2 and 3)
(Chapter 1) The Innocent is written by Ian McEwan and is a fictional novel. The object of this lesson is to discuss the life of the author, Ian McEwan.
1. In class research: After introducing McEwan and sharing a few interesting facts about his life and by listing some of his other works on the board, instruct students to utilize the library to search out more biographical information on him. Encourage them to look for information specific to McEwan as it relates to the book; for example: what inspired him to write the book and is it based on any personal experience?
2. Writing Assignment: Students should write a brief journal entry detailing their findings, noting interesting facts and any information about McEwan that would be pertinent to his rendering of The Innocent.
3. Short Presentations and Class Discussion: Give each students a chance to share with the class...
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