ERIC Number: ED413535
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Make Lemonade. Author: Virginia Euwer Wolff. Trade Book Teaching Ideas from the OLRC Reading Group. Teacher to Teacher Series.
Kent State Univ., OH. Ohio Literacy Resource Center.
The book "Make Lemonade," by Virginia Euwer Wolff, consists of 66 short chapters in which a stream of consciousness-like style is used to tell the story of a young unwed mother of two children and her 14-year-old babysitter who wants to earn money to attend college and improve her life. This 7-page guide contains teaching suggestions for using "Make Lemonade" with adult literacy students. Six teaching ideas are detailed along with discussion questions and learning activities that are designed to be used as students complete specific chapters of "Make Lemonade." The results of a field test in which "Make Lemonade" was used with three classes of teenage parents in an inner-city literacy program are reported. Concluding the booklet are a directed reading-thinking activity and a description of the K-W-L instruction strategy in which students identify what they Know, what they Want to find out, and what they have Learned. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kent State Univ., OH. Ohio Literacy Resource Center.