Lesson 1 (from Prologue)
In the Prologue, the setting is established. The objective is to discover the setting, as geography has everything to do with the main elements of a story.
1. Class Discussion: What is the name of the school? What kind of a school is it? Where is the school? The fact that it is an all boys school tells us what? What does the setting tell us about the type of story that will be told? What does the setting say about the types of characters that will be involved?
2. In small groups of four using a writing log: Where is the setting? What time in history is it? How will that period of history possibly affect the plot? How does the geography of a story affect plot? characters? tone?
3. Individual Writing: How does the social standing of the characters and the setting work together to...
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