Objective: Chapters 1 - 5 A fictional thriller is a popular genre of fiction employing suspense, tension, and excitement. The objective of this lesson is to examine how the writing style of this section reveals the genre of this book.
1) Class Discussion: What is a fictional thriller novel? Begin with a discussion of this now popular genre. Identify elements of a fictional thriller in this chapter. In a fictional thriller, there are elements such as plot twists, fight/chase scenes, and cliffhangers that promote adrenaline rushes, uncertainty, and arousal. What does the author reveal about the character(s) in these settings that immediately introduces the element of a fictional thriller novel? What elements of the story line are full of this dramatic genre?
2) Group Discussion: Divide the class into smaller groups. Discuss how the book would be different if the genre was something other than a fictional thriller novel...
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