Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
Cathy Crimmins shared the story of her husband's accident that caused a brain injury. The objective of this lesson is to discuss the genre of "Where is the Mango Princess."
1) Research: Look up the following terms and write definitions: genre, non-fiction, fiction, memoir, journal, autobiography, and biography. Write the answers to these questions: What is the difference between non-fiction and fiction? What is the difference between an autobiography and a biography? Is a memoir a type of autobiography? Why or why not? Why might someone write a journal?
2) Class Discussion: Did Cathy tell the true story of her husband's accident and recovery? Did she invent any of the details? Would the book be fiction or non-fiction? What autobiographical information did Cathy include? Did share share biographical information about herself, her husband, and her daughter? Why wouldn't the book be considered an autobiography or biography...
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