Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-3)
The objective of this lesson is to discuss the secret kingdom Elsa and Granny share and the role it plays in their lives. After leaving the police station, Elsa falls asleep in the car and is quickly in Miamas. Miamas is a secret kingdom, and one of six kingdoms in the Land-of-Almost-Awake that Granny created for Elsa.
Class Discussion: What is the Land-of-Almost Awake? What is Elsa and Granny's favorite kingdom there? When did Elsa's parents get divorced? What did Elsa read about that time? Why did that make it difficult for her to sleep? Where did Elsa go every night when everyone was upset and tired? Where would she and Granny crawl? Do eyes need to be closed to get to the Land-of-Almost-Awake? Why is that the whole point of it? What happens in the seconds when your eyes are closing? How do Granny...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.3(d), 9-10.3(e), 11-12.3(d), 11-12.3(e)
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