Lesson 1 (from Pages 1-52)
The objective of this lesson is to examine the dreams in pages 1-52, and what the dreams symbolize. The novel begins with a dream Daniel is having about being on a beach. Elisabeth also has a dream in this section, she dreams that she is at a tenement house.
Class Discussion: What does Elisabeth imagine when she goes inside the tenement rooming house? Why does Daniel laugh as Elisabeth tries to imagine everything clean and white? How does the building and everything inside become white? What does Daniel do with a knife? What does he do when the orange turns white? What happens when he pulls colors from his pocket? What do people start bringing him? What do people start to do on social media? How do the comments change? What does the image of liquid excrement reveal about the comments people make? What does...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.3(d), 9-10.3(e), 11-12.3(d), 11-12.3(e)
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