Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1 - 5 | Chapters 6 - 10)
Chapters 1 - 5 | Chapters 6 - 10
The novel A Sparrow Falls is set against the backdrop of the war in France. The objective of this lesson plan is to discuss the author's use of a war setting in the novel and the sniper team as a part of it.
1) Class Discussion: What do you think is the reason for the author to have a war as his setting for the novel? Does that make the novel more interesting? Do you think the author had some experiences of the war himself? Why the use of a sniper team? Does the sniper team make the novel more gripping?
2) Groups: Split the class into two groups. Have them debate on whether or not the war setting and the sniper team lend more credibility to the novel as as whole.
3) Individual writing assignment: How does the author handle the war setting...
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