Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-4)
Students will analyze how an author brings together elements within the exposition stage of a plot arc to set up a complex world that will serve multiple functions as the novel progresses.
Plot development is an incredibly important and multifaceted element of any novel, and Roald Dahl's novel Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator is no exception. In particular, the exposition stage of a sequel must be effective in getting across to the reader details of the sequel’s plot, while allowing readers to enjoy the sequel even if they have not read the previous book. In addition, an author's effective use of the exposition phase is crucial to setting up major themes of the work, in this case laying the framework for theme inclusions such as courage, honesty and the ridiculous nature of bureaucracy. By analyzing the exposition phase, students can gain a greater understanding...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Reading: Literature RL.9-10.4, 9-10.10, 11-12.3, 11-12.4, 11-12.10
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.5, 11-12.5
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