Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-5)
This book takes place in two locations, primarily. One place is on Mount Everest and the other is in the states mainly with Beck's family. The objective of this lesson is to look at setting.
1) Homework: Students will rewrite the basic plot of Left for Dead and set it in another century, explaining how the different setting changes the work. For example, what would be different if it was set in the 1800's?
2) Class Discussion: Could Left for Dead have been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in Left for Dead differ from the students' hometown? How did the setting affect the characters? The plot? The themes? Why is the setting important?
3) Group Work: In groups, students will research a setting that might be similar and discuss the ways in which Beck's life would...
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