Objective: Foreshadowing. The author begins to foreshadow many of the events in this novel right at the beginning. We know almost immediately the comet is going to hit the earth. The objective of this lesson is to look at foreshadowing.
1. Class discussion. What is foreshadowing? Why is it important in a story, whether it's a novel or a film, that foreshadowing is used? Do you think it gives the reader or viewer more reason to stay interested in the story? Do you enjoy sometimes knowing that something will happen that characters in the story don't know? If there were no foreshadowing in this story, would you feel discouraged about reading further?
2. Group work. In groups students will list a few examples they've seen in film or literature of forewarning. Relate an incident on the list to the foreshadowing in this story. Groups will share findings with the...
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