Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-3, pp. 3-29)
Memed is introduced as a young boy who is running away from home. The objective of this lesson is to analyze the early characterization of Memed.
1) Class discussion: What is Memed doing in the beginning of this novel? Where is he running? What is the scenery like where he is running? How does he feel about his surroundings? What does he look like? What does he think about as he runs? What is Memed's mother like? How does he feel about her? What has happened to Memed's father? How does he feel about this? Who is Abdi? How does Memed know Abdi? What is their relationship like? How does Memed feel about Abdi?
2) Pair work: In pairs, students will make a character map for Memed that focuses on his physical appearance, his motivations, feelings and relationship. Pairs should share their work with the class.
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