Lesson 1 (from Prologue)
The objective of this lesson is to look at setting. A setting is defined as the location and time period in which a play, book or story takes place. Setting often affects the characters' personalities and the possibilities for plot. Setting is a usually carefully considered item in an author's set-up for fiction. Setting in the fantasy genre is particularly important since oftentimes the reader must understand the differences between the fantasy world and the "real" world.
1. Independent Activity. After students have read the novel’s Prologue and first few chapters, give them the opportunity to create a visual project (drawing, model, etc.) depicting the setting of the narrative.
2. Class discussion. Could this book had been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children world differ from the students' world? How...
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