Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-2)
As we open the book, we are introduced to Toffler's tone and style as a writer in addition to his sense of his purpose in writing this book. This lesson discusses Toffler's tone and style.
1. Close Reading: Read the first paragraphs, and pay close attention to the meaning and structure of the language Toffler uses. What stance does he take? How would you characterize his voice? What expectations do you have based on these paragraphs? Will this book be academic or informal? Technical or accessible?
2. Group Discussion: Characterize Toffler's project. What does he say his purpose is. What inspired his book? What need is he responding to? Ask each group to report to the class after some time for discussion.
3. Class Discussion: What are the other angles Toffler could have taken on this material in terms of approach and in terms of tone...
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