Lesson 1 (from Rass Island)
The author of this book wrote in a first person narrative. The objective of this lesson will be to discuss some of the reasons why she chose to present this story in that style of narrative.
1) Give a short introduction about first person narrative. Explain what it is, how it is used, and why an author might choose this form of narrative for a story like this one. Display examples of this narrative from books they have read or will read in this class. Discuss some of the reasons for choosing this kind of narration.
2) Read the introduction with the class. Have the students write their personal feelings about the first person narrative used. How does this kind of narration make you feel? Do you like it? Do you think it will enhance the plot? Why or why not? Call on some students...
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