Lesson 1 (from Prologue - Chapter 5)
The objective of this lesson is for students to explore the exposition of the novel. Students will identify and analyze elements from the first five chapters in order to identify the main characters, the setting, and any potential conflicts and themes the story might contain.
The first few chapters of the novel introduce the reader to Richard and Karina. The reader is introduced to Richard’s terminal illness as well as themes such as denial and destiny. Finally, readers are introduced to potential conflicts, such as Richard’s internal conflict regarding his diagnosis as well as his conflict with Karina.
Class Discussion: Make some predictions about what will happen as the novel progresses. What potential conflicts do you see emerging as the novel progresses? How is Richard in conflict with himself? How is Richard in conflict with others? How is Karina in conflict with herself...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Reading: Literature RL.9-10.1, 9-10.3, 9-10.10, 11-12.1, 11-12.3, 11-12.10
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.4, 9-10.5, 11-12.4, 11-12.5
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