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: Pp. 13-28 Chinaski is the poet-narrator in all the poems, beginning with "1813-1883," which discusses his writing habits in Los Angeles while a storm rages. In "Red Mercedes" Chinaski is angry when a man in a nice car cuts him off when he enters the race track. This prompts him to pound on the man's door, after which the driver's girlfriend passes him a gun. In "Working...
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