GENERAL METHODOLOGY OF UNIT 1
UNIT ONE GROWING UP IN FOSTER HOMES
Introduce April Raintree to the group. Discuss the title, author's name, publisher, date, scan the jacket & headlines in the table of contents. What do you think this story is about? Is this story fiction or non- fiction? Was this story based on the author.s experience? (see notation on page 228). Students who have already read the book as recreational reading material will be assured they will be taking an in depth look at the novel as well as learning the skills they require at their level.
Vocabulary Do you need to know the meaning of every word in the story to enjoy it?? Find and discuss the best meaning of the vocabulary words before we read the chapter. Vocabulary words can also be used for spelling tests.
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