Daily Lessons for Teaching The Monkey's Raincoat

Robert Crais
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Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-3)

Objective

Chapters 1-3

"The Monkey's Raincoat" is a genre novel in that it is a hard-boiled detective mystery. It begins in typical style with the heroine in distress going to a detective for help. This lesson will discuss how "The Monkey's Raincoat" is a typical genre story and how this information affects the reader's perception of the story.

Lesson

1) Group Discussion: Divide the class into groups and discuss how "The Monkey's Raincoat" is a genre story. Why is this story classified as such? By which genre would "The Monkey's Raincoat" be classified? Is it important for the reader to understand the story is a genre story?

2) Class Debate: Divide the class into two groups and have one side argue that "The Monkey's Raincoat" is a genre story in that it is a hard-boiled detective story and the other half argue that "The Monkey's Raincoat" is not entirely...

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