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: Before beginning to read, it is useful to "interview" the book to learn all you can about it. Today's objective is to investigate what can be learned about this story from the cover art, the blurbs that are used to invite book buyers, the copyright information, the author's other works, awards that this book has won, the dedication, author biography, acknowledgments, and introduction.
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