Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1 and 2)
Chapters 1 and 2
This is a story written for children. The objective of this lesson will be to discuss what message is being sent to children through this book, and how that message might differ from the message adults would get from reading it.
1) Class Discussion: Read aloud with the class "The Boy Who Talked With Animals". Discuss this with the class. What message is hidden in this story? How is this directed at children? What is different in this story than other stories written for adults? What sets this apart? Do you like this style of writing even though you are not a child? Why or why not? What will children get out of this book that adults will not?
2) Opinion Essay: Have the students write an essay about whether or not they think this story is really a suitable story for children to read...
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