Objective: From the beginning, it is clear that the writing style of the book differs from other novels. Writing style can have an important impact on how a reader is able to understand the information in the novel. This lesson will examine how the writing style and language used in the first chapter helps set the stage for the book.
1) 1. Class discussion: Why do you think the author is writing the novel so differently? What is the author trying to convey? How do you think this changes how you will read the novel? Do you find this writing style easy to read, or more difficult than more traditional texts?
2. Partner discussion: Divide the class into groups of two. Have each pair compare and contrast the writing style of this book with the writing style of another book. What are similarities? What are differences? What importance does writing...
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