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: The shapes that the shrubs have been carved into in the front yard are snakes that have been described in great detail. The objective of this lesson is to look at the use of imagery.
1) 1) Discussion. Have students list the words and phrases that bring to mind some specific image. How important are these descriptive words and phrases to the enjoyment of the story?
2) Classwork: Create a...
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