Lesson 1 (from Secret Sharer)
In chapter 1 Michael becomes a student at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). The objective of this lesson is to discuss Michael's first experiences at the CIA.
1) Class discussion: How did Michael feel when he first entered CIA? What were Michael's goals while at CIA? Did Michael go to CIA as a student? Why or why not? What was the first class that Michael took at CIA? How did Michael feel about the students at CIA? How did Michael feel about the instructors at CIA?
2) Partner discussion: divide the class into groups of two or three. Why did Michael choose CIA as the place he went to study becoming a chef? What were Michael's goals as far as his writing was concerned at CIA? What did Michael hope to learn at CIA? Did Michael want to become a chef? Why or why not?
3) Writing assignment...
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