Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-4)
Setting. Where a play, book or story takes place often affects the characters' personalities and the possibilities for plot. Setting is a usually carefully considered item in an author's set-up for fiction. Ender’s Shadow takes place in the distant future on earth and on a space station.
The objective of this lesson is to understand setting and how it relates to the book, why it is important and how an author sets up setting. The students should also be able to identify the setting in Ender’s Shadow and how the setting relates to the story, the plot and the characters.
Class Discussion: Could Ender’s Shadow had been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in Ender’s Shadow 's world differ from the students' world? How does the setting affect the characters? The plot...
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