Objective: This is the beginning of the story where we are introduced to characters, place, etc. The objective of today's lesson is to get a better idea of what a plot is, to analyze the first three chapters, and to identify setting as well as the various aspects of setting.
1. Introduce the book to the class and review the first chapter with the students. Introduce the literary device of plot--the sequence of events that tell the story. A plot is made up of five major parts--exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. Explain to the students what setting is and where it falls in the plot line--under the exposition. Why do the students think setting is so important? Can there be a story without a setting? Do the students think the setting in this story was clearly outlined by the author?
2. Have the students break into...
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