Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, Marseilles - The Arrival, Chapter 2, Father and Son, Chapter 3, The Catalans, Chapter 4, Conspiracy, and Chapter 5, The Marriage Feast)
There are a number of elements of strong foreshadowing in these first chapters. The objective of this lesson is to explore some of the possible foreshadowing that happens in these scenes, and to discuss some of the possible outcomes
1) With the class, read aloud about Monsieur Morrell promoting Dantès to the captain of the Pharaon. Have the students each write a short prediction about what this statement could be foreshadowing. Do you believe Dantès will be a good and capable captain? Why or why not? What evidence is there in the scene to support your belief? Allow some volunteers to read their ideas.
2) Split the class into groups, and assign each group one of the characters in these first few chapters. Have each group write a prediction about what they think will happen in this book to their assigned character due...
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