Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
The setting is where and when a story takes place. It is usually a carefully considered item in an author's set-up for fiction because it affects the characters' personalities and determines the possibilities for a plot.The objective of this lesson is to look at setting.
Class Discussion: How does the setting in Montana 1948 make this a unique story? How does the setting affect the characters, the plot, and the themes of the story? What are some of the differences between the story's setting and the town where the students live?
Activity: In groups, have students research a present day setting that might be similar to Montana during the late 1940's. Then, as a class, discuss the ways in which David’s life would have been different set in another time or place.
Activity: Students will debate the following statement: Setting is the least important...
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