Lesson 1 (from Prologue)
Prologue: The prologue exists almost exclusively for purposes of establishing the setting of the book. Students will explore the concept of setting and analyze the setting for this novel.
1. Class Discussion: What is setting? Is it simply the location where the story takes place, or are there more components than that? Why does setting matter? Can a setting be right or wrong, or are readers required to accept whatever setting an author chooses?
2: Groups: Divide the class into groups of two or three. The groups will peruse the prologue and discuss the setting for the novel. They should be sure to include the era in which the story takes place in their discussions.
3: Writing Assignment: Students will write a page discussing what the author intends the reader to assume based on the setting given in the prologue. What kind of life are the characters likely...
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