Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-7)
What is the setting for Matched? The objective of this lesson is to explore the local color of the Matched setting and its impact on its residents.
1) Class Discussion: What does the author reveal about life in the Matched setting in this book? What image does the reader have of the Matched setting? What is the time period for the book? What does the author insert into the book that could have only happened in the Matched setting during this time period? What are some specific points, cultural events, landmarks, etc. that mark the location as the Matched setting?
2) Class Discussion: Lead the class in a discussion about local color. Begin with a definition and ask the class to validate their understanding by offering examples from the book. How is regionalism exhibited in language, interpersonal dynamics, and clothing? What other elements can the...
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