Daily Lessons for Teaching The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories

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Lesson 1

Objective: River of Names by Dorothy Allison | All the Way in Flagstaff, Arizona by Richard Bausch These two stories have many themes in common. One theme both authors explore in their stories is the thin line between truth and lies. The object of the lesson is to examine truth and lies, and how each is handled in the stories.

1) Class Discussion: Who are the two main character in these stories? Do we know how old they are? Are they married? Are both of them the narrators of their stories? If not, who it?

2) Group Discussion: Have one group work with the main character in Dorothy Allison"s story. Identify some of the stories she tells her lover Jesse. Are these stories true? How can the reader tell if they are true stories, lies, or fabrications based on truth? For example, what does she say about the aunt...

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