Objective: Foreword & Chapters 1 - 4. Autobiographical fiction is a popular genre of fiction dealing with writing for adults that has strong autobiographical features related to the author's life and viewpoint. The objective of this lesson is to examine how the writing style of this section revealed the genre of this book as an autobiographical fiction novel.
1) Class Discussion: What is an autobiographical fiction novel? Begin with a discussion of this now popular genre. Identify elements of an autobiographical fiction novel in this chapter. In an autobiographical fiction novel, there are elements such as the clear identification of the protagonist with the author's own life, choices, and thoughts. What did the author reveal about the character(s) in those settings that immediately introduced the element of an autobiographical fiction novel? What elements of the storyline were full of that genre? Discuss.
2) Group Discussion: Divide the class into small groups...
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