Lesson 1 (from chapters 1-4)
"Will Grayson, WIll Grayson" is unique because it has 2 different authors writing different parts of the book. The objective of this lesson is to analyze the roles and importance of the authors in "Will Grayson, WIll Grayson."
1) Focusing Exercise: Have students write for 5 minutes in response to the following prompt: "Why is knowing information about the author important when reading a text?" Collect their responses.
2) Class Lecture: Lecture the class for 5-10 minutes with some information about how John Green and David Levithan wrote the novel. What was their original idea? How did they go about seeing if it would work? How do the two authors know each other? Which author writes for which character? What is each author's background (where did they go to school)? What kinds of other works has each written? What is each author best known for? What did...
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