Lesson 1 (from Part One-The Blue Vault of Heaven, Chapters 1 & 2)
Part One-The Blue Vault of Heaven, Chapters 1 & 2
Alan Brennert is a California-based American author who has written for television and comic books and published several novels. His novels include "Kindred Spirits," "Time and Chance," and "Honolulu." This lesson discusses Alan Brennert, the author of the novel "Moloka'i."
1) Library Research: Have the students research the author Alan Brennert. Explore the other works he has written, as well as his personal background. Take a look at interviews and the author's website to gain information on his writing and where "Moloka'i" fits in with his other novels.
2) Presentation: Have students get into pairs and prepare a presentation, using their research, on Brennert and his canon. Have each group read an excerpt from different novels written by Brennert during their presentation. At the end of the presentations, have students compare the tone and style of "Moloka'i" With Brennert's other...
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