Lesson 1 (from Book 1, Chapter 1 | Book 1, Chapter 2)
The tone of a novel is a literary technique used to to evoke emotion. In Chapters 1 and 2, Hemingway sets the setting and tone by using a very distinct tone writing style. The objectives of this lesson is to identify the tone of the novel and analyze Hemingway's writing style.
1) As a class, generate a list of questions students want to answer regarding the life of Ernest Hemingway. There should be certain questions (especially about his role in WWI) that should be on the list. Then, in small groups, assign students to research various aspects of Hemingway's life. Each group will be responsible for answering one or two of the questions on the list. Come back together as a group to discuss the findings of the research questions.
2) In small groups or pairs, have students write a summary about the characters they have met in the...
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