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: Letter I, Historia Calamitatum, Abelard to a Friend, the Story of His Misfortunes The first chapter introduces us to Abelard and to his writing style. This lesson discusses Abelard's writing and the way it reveals his strategies for using language to convey meaning.
1) 1. Close Reading: Read the first few paragraphs and analyze the writing style. How does Abelard write? What kinds of words does he use? How...
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