Daily Lessons for Teaching Kafka on the Shore

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Lesson 1 (from The Boy Named Crow, Chapters 1-5)


The Boy Named Crow, Chapters 1-5

CROW - In this chapter, the reader meets Kafka's imaginary friend, Crow. The objective of this lesson is for students to explore the character of Crow and to discuss why Kafka might have needed to invent an imaginary friend.


1.) As a class, create a list of adjectives used to describe Crow. If it hadn't been explicitly stated, would you have guessed that Crow is an imaginary friend? Why or why not?

2.) As a class, compare / contrast the characters of Crow and Kafka. What is the same about their characters? What is different? Is there anything unexpected / surprising in this comparison?

3.) Do you think Kafka will grow out of Crow as he matures into manhood? Divide the class into two groups for a cross classroom debate. After 15 minutes, add another complication: How long have Crow and Kafka been companions?

4.) For...

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