Objective: Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 In the first two chapters Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert decide to adopt a boy to help with the chores. Shy Matthew arrives at the station and finds not a boy but a little girl waiting for him. The objective of this lesson is to show the effect a precocious, imaginative little girl has on a shy 60-year old man and how the author's writing style aids in getting this point across.
1) Class discussion: Have the class discuss what attributes Anne displays on her trip to Green Gables that touch Matthew's heart.
Would the students in the class have been as charmed by Anne as Matthew was? If not, why? Have any of the students ever given
unusual or romantic names to places as Anne does when she calls Barry's pond "The Lake of Shining Waters"? Are the students
able to feel the wonder of...
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