Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-3)
The author of this book wrote the first chapter in a first person narrative. The reader is addressed personally as the characters and themes are introduced. The objective of this lesson will be to discuss some of the reasons why he chose to present this story in that style of narrative.
1) Genre Introduction: Give a short introduction about second 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. How does being personally addressed by the author affect the story for you?
2) Personal Reaction to Text: Read the first chapter with the class. Have the students write their personal feelings...
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