Objective: Prologue through Chapter 5 tells of a trip after Colton's illness on a previous trip. This lesson will discuss the Prologue.
1) Class Discussion: Summarize the Prologue.
Small Group Activity: Choose an event in the Prologue. Describe this event. What leads up to this event? If there are known consequences or results from this event, what are they? Why?
Class Discussion: Discuss the students' responses. How are these events connected?
Individual Activity: What is learned about the book from the Prologue? How does it prepare the reader?
Class Discussion: Discuss the Individual Activity. What is the mood of this book? What can be predicted by the reading the Prologue? What makes you want to continue reading?
Homework: What are your thoughts on the title of this book and the book's validity, based on what you have read so far? Write a short essay in response.
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