Lesson 1 (from Chapter One - Two)
Chapter One - Two
The author of this book writes in a first-person narrative. These first two chapters introduce us to Will as the narrator, and we learn that this book will be told through his perspective. The objective of this lesson will be to discuss some of the reasons why the author chose to present this story in that style of narrative.
1) Give a short introduction about first-person narrative. Explain what it is, how it is used, and why an author might choose this form of narrative for a story like this one. Display examples of this narrative from books they have read or will read in this class. How does seeing these events through Will's eyes affect the story?
2) Read the first chapter with the class. Have the students write their personal feelings about the first-person narrative. How does this kind of narration...
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