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: Story One, The Grandstand Passion Play of Delbert and the Bumpus Hounds The author has a knack for creating characters that are larger than life. The objective of this lesson is to explore the author's ability to create colorful, exaggerated characters by studying the Bumpus family.
1) 1. Class Discussion: Who are the Bumpuses? How are they associated with the narrator's family? When do they move in? How does...
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