These suggested lesson plans are to be used for the eight chapters in
. For the purpose of studying the book, the plans are in five parts. First, chapter one, second the class would study chapters two and three, then four, next chapters five and six and finally study chapters seven and eight.
The student will improve reading vocabulary and comprehension skills, improve critical thinking skills, learn about good literature, gain a historical perspective on the African-American culture, practice creative writing skills, and improve classroom interaction skills through classroom discussions.
The students will participate in activities that serve to create an awareness of the concept of the family, since this selected novel focuses on the life of an African-American family. In order to gain a historical perspective for the study of
the students will participate in varied activities related to slavery, the Civil War era, and study important related historical documents such as the Emancipation Proclamation and the Constitution.
The students will follow the same procedure for the study of selected chapters. First, the students will study the new vocabulary introduced in selections. Next, they will answer comprehension questions, participate in classroom discussions, study literary techniques, and respond to related creative writing opportunities.