Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-5)
Setting. 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. The setting for Cane River is in America in the middle 1800’s through the early 1900’s.
The objective of this lesson is to understand setting and how it relates to the book, why it is important and how an author sets up the setting. At the completion of this lesson, students should also be able to identify the setting in Cane River and how the setting relates to the story, the plot and the characters.
Class Discussion: Could Cane River have been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in Cane River differ from the students' world? How does the setting affect the characters? The...
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