Lesson 1 (from Part I (Prologue to Page 127))
The objective of this lesson is for students to explore the author's background. Students will explore The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair author Joel Dicker's personal background and analyze what pieces of his biography may have influenced his writing in this book.
Class Discussion: Who is author Joel Dicker? How old was he when he wrote The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair? What is his ethnic background? What is his cultural background? Where did he grow up? Which other writers influenced his work? What other books has he published? Has he won any awards? What language was this book originally written in? In which other countries was this book published?
Small Group Activity: Divide students into small groups and ask them to create lists of facts about the author’s life. These can include his early life, where he grew up, his educational...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Reading: Literature RL.9-10.1, 9-10.4, 9-10.10, 11-12.1, 11-12.4, 11-12.10
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.1, 9-10.1(d), 11-12.1, 11-12.1(d)
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