Objective: Time is one of the central themes of the novel, often seeming like its own character with its own role to play. The concept of time is something that can be taken in a linear or a cyclical manner. Today's objective is to look at the progression of time as we understand it in our everyday lives and then as it seems to be presented in the novel's first chapter.
1. Divide into small groups and create the timeline for the first chapter of the novel. Continue to work together in groups until everyone comes to a consensus about the timeline. Then present each to the rest of the class.
2. Have each student write a paragraph about the significance of time in their own lives, or how time affects their current life and their future.
3. Is it better to write a book in a linear manner or...
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