Lesson 1 (from Part Zero: 7 August, 1944: Chapters 1-8)
All the Light We Cannot See is a critically acclaimed, best-selling novel by Anthony Doerr. Set during World War II in occupied France, the novel relates the story of a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths cross in their struggles for survival. The novel opens with Part Zero, set on August 7, 1944, in the port city of Saint-Malo in Brittany in northwestern France. Objectives for this lesson include researching author Anthony Doerr, the setting of Saint-Malo, and the circumstances of World War II in August of 1944, and identifying and analyzing the narrative style, tone, and mood established in the first four chapters of Part Zero: 7 August, 1944.
Research Activity: Conduct research on author Anthony Doerr, the setting of Saint-Malo, and the circumstances of World War II in August of 1944. For how long had the war been raging in Europe at this time? What major...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Reading: Literature RL.9-10.10, 11-12.3, 11-12.10
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.7, 11-12.7
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