Bring contemporary fiction into your secondary or college/university classroom with Carve in the Classroom.
According to the World Health Organization, 1 in 4 people worldwide will be affected by mental illness, with an estimated 450 million people currently afflicted. “Hurricane Emily” by Subhadra Eberly is just one example, but it may well serve as a microcosm of how mental illness affects the sufferer and his/her friends and family anywhere. The story also explores the limits of friendship and raises questions about sacrifice and responsibility. A sparse tale with vivid details and metaphors, Eberly’s structure and style hews closely to Amy Hempel’s earliest works.
LESSON PLAN INCLUDES:
-detailed "about the author"
-interactive opening activity
-content & craft discussion questions
-expository and creative writing prompts
-literary connections with other works
-connect with the author information
Read or listen to the story online at http://carvezine.com/2012-summer-eberly/