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: When Zachary Beaver Came to Town was written by Kimberly Willis Holt. As students read the novel, they will benefit from knowing more about the author's own life and what inspires her. Today's objective will be to study the life of the author, Kimberly Willis Holt.
1) 1) Small group activity: Break the class into groups of three or four, creating enough groups to research these...
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