Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-6)
The objective of this lesson is to examine the author's life and writing. Carrie Anne Noble writes young adult fantasy novels. She wrote The Mermaid's Sister as a journey through the grief she felt when her sister died.
Class Discussion: When did Noble and a school friend tell stories? How did that help her later write stories? When did Noble begin writing? How does she choose names for her characters? What does she do if she experiences writer's block? Why does she enjoy writing fiction? How did she begin publishing with Skyscape? What advice does she have for aspiring writers? What is her ultimate life-time writing goal?
Activity: Divide the students into small groups. Have each group create a chart or poster that shows these things: books George has written, any awards she won for writing, what critics say about her writing, and what different...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.3(e), 9-10.7, 11-12.3(e), 11-12.7
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