Bring contemporary fiction into your secondary or college/university classroom with Carve in the Classroom.
“The Time of Plenty” by Judith Slater is both a coming-of-age story and a story about America on the cusp of change. It is 1960 in the town of McClary, Oregon, and, as the world waits for the results of the Kennedy vs. Nixon election, thirteen-year-old Lizzie begins to discover that beneath the pleasures of suburbia lurks secret sadness. The story paints a vivid picture of the affluence and conformity of late 1950’s / early 1960’s America, and reminds us of the price of prosperity. As such, “The Time of Plenty” can transcend the English classroom to be part of an English / U.S. History cross-curricular approach.
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/2011-spring-slater/