Lesson 1 (from Prologue, The Godfathers | Part 1, Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4)
Prologue, The Godfathers | Part 1, Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4
The students will be able to identify essential and nonessential information.
• Have the students write a paragraph describing which information in the chapters is essential and which is nonessential. They should provide details to support their answers.
• Have the students work together in pairs. Discuss why the prologue and first few chapters would include such violence (i.e., Wolf killing the other don in prison, the couple kidnapping the mother, etc.) Through class discussion, have them support their decisions.
• Provide the students with the events of the chapter. Have the students rank order these events in order from most essential (1) to least essential. Hold a class discussion to support the order in which the students place the events.
Have the students describe in writing, what makes an event in a story essential.
Have the students describe...
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