Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1 | Chapter 2)
Setting. This novel is set in present day America although there is an element of fantasy/science fiction in the novel.
The objective of this lesson is to look at setting.
1. Homework: Students will rewrite the basic plot of BROTHER ODD and set it in another era, explaining how the different setting changes the work. For example, what would be different if it was set in the 1800's?
2. Class discussion: Could BROTHER ODD have been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in BROTHER ODD differ from the students' hometown? How did the setting affect the characters, the plot, and the themes? Why is the setting important?
3. Group work: In groups students will research a setting that might be similar and discuss the ways in which Odd's life would have been different set in another time or...
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