Lesson 1 (from Part One: The Hero, The Friend: August 12: Chapters 1 - 5)
"Cold Fire" is Koontz's tale of a person with psychic powers who cannot deal with the past.
The purpose of this lesson is to introduce the book.
1. Class discussion. What do the students already know about Dean Koontz? What can the students tell about the book by looking at its cover, reading the title, and front leaf of the book? What do the students expect from the book? Why do they expect these things to happen?
2. With the students look at the narrative structure introduced in the first five chapters. Divide the students into pairs and ask the students to write down the differences between each narrative thread, and to write down their possible significance to the rest of the book. After 10 minutes, ask the students to join up with another pair to share their work and discuss. After 10 minutes compare the student's ideas and...
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