Lesson 1 (from Prologue: Catch a Spider, Chapters 1-2)
Prologue: Catch a Spider, Chapters 1 through 2
Gary Soneji stands across the street from Alex Cross' home. He carefully observes the details of the house and thinks about the family members. Each descriptive detail about the setting provides the reader with information about the Cross family and Soneji's determination to kill them. This lesson explores setting.
1) Class Discussion: The white Victorian house on Fifth Street makes Soneji's skin prickle. He has come to murder the family and lingers outside the house to observe it and learn more about the Cross family. Discuss with the class the setting of Alex Cross' home. Where is the house located? What does it look like? What kind of details does Soneji provide as he looks at the house? In the basement? What do his impressions of the Cross home tell you about the family as well as his opinion of...
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