Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
This lesson, which can be used as a pre-reading lesson, helps students get to know the book's author, E.L. Konigsburg.
1) Have your students independently research E.L. Konigsburg's biography in groups. When they are finished with their research, ask them to compare their answers out loud. Which groups found information that other groups didn't find?
2) If your groups didn't find this information during their research in activity 1, tell them that E.L. Konigsburg began writing when she was a chemistry teacher because she became more interested in what was going on inside of her students than what was going on inside of the test tubes used in chemistry class. Ask your students to write a journal entry about what they think this says about the author.
3) Tell your students that E.L. Konigsburg is one of very few authors that have won more than...
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