Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1 and 2)
The book is told in the third-person omniscient point of view. The objective of this lesson is to understand point of view.
Lead the class in a discussion of point of view in literature. Begin with a definition and a clarification of the different perspectives. What can the students observe about the point of view in this book? Can they distinguish why this point of view is so obvious? How does the author use the point of view through the eyes and thoughts of the characters? Have them point out some examples of the third person omniscient perspective and share with the class.
Divide the class into small groups and have them explore the book from a different perspective. Have them write this chapter from Gideon's point of view. How would the story change? How would it stay the same? Would it be confusing for...
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