Objective: In the book's first chapters, several situations are presented, including the relationships between Pike and Cole, Cole and Lucy, and Pike and Karen, as well as Karen's disappearance. The objective of this lesson is to use predictions to determine what might happen as the story progresses.
1) Small group activity: Divide the class into small groups of three to four students. Each group should identify the key events and ideas in the first two chapters that the reader can use to make predictions of future events. Groups should explain why they chose each event and how it might be important to future events in the story.
2) In-class writing: Students individually write a half-page response predicting what might happen later in the story based on the events identified in the group activity. Explain how each prediction is relevant based on the events in Chapters 1 and 2.
3) In-class discussion: What...
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