Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1 - 6.)
Chapters 1 - 6
Where a play, book, or story takes place often affects the characters' personalities and the possibilities for plot. Setting is a usually carefully considered item in an author's set-up for fiction. Setting in the fantasy genre is particularly important since oftentimes the reader must understand the differences between the fantasy world and the "real" world. The objective of this lesson is to look at setting.
1) Homework: Although Avalon High is set in the "real world" there are some situations that do not happen in the real world. Students will rewrite the basic plot of Avalon High and set it in the "real" world, explaining how the different setting changes the work.
2) Class Discussion: Could Avalon High had been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in Avalon High's world differ from the students' world? How...
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