Objective: Chapters 1-2, 'Manny Bullpucky Gets His Sorry Butt Hurled off the Marine Park Bridge' and 'The Weird and Mostly Tragic History of the Schwa, Which is Entirely True if You Trust My Sources' The Schwa Was Here is a critically acclaimed young adult novel by Neal Shusterman. The novel is told from the point of view of Antsy, an eighth-grade boy who comes to know and be friends with Calvin Schwa, or the Schwa, a boy so ordinary and forgettable that he is almost invisible to other people. Neal Shusterman is an award-winning popular novelist of young adult fiction. In this lesson, students are introduced to the novel. They will research and discuss Neal Shusterman.
1) 1) Teacher Lecture: Introduce the students to the book and author. The Schwa Was Here was written by Neal Shusterman and published in 2004.The novel relates the story of Antsy and his...
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