To Own a Dragon: Reflections on Growing up Without a Father Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Don Miller (author)
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 162 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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Prologue

• The author asks for sympathy from the reader.

• The intended audience is men.

• The book is written with a male sense of humor.

Chapter 1, The Replacements

• Miller uses this chapter to introduce his theme.

• The theme is men who grew up without fathers or boys who are growing up without fathers.

• Miller tells stories about efforts to find father figures.

• Miller's mother matches him with Boy Scout fathers for the Pine Wood Derby car race and with his landlord's son for a camping trip.

• These experiences do not work.
• Miller's church youth pastor, David Gentiles, encourages Miller to write.

Chapter 2, Our Problem

• Miller sets the stage for understanding the impact on boys raised without fathers.

• Miller remembers childhood stories from library story hour that influenced him.

• One of these stories is about orphaned elephants.

• Miller presents statistics about prisoners who grew up without fathers.

• Miller sets the...

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