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: Despereaux takes his first breath as the only surviving mouse of his litter, and his family immediately notices some distinct differences about him. The objective of this lesson is to examine how family attitudes affected Despereaux and his development.
1) 1) Initiate a class discussion into the manner in which Despereaux was examined by his family. What flaws were they quick to see in him? ...
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