Lesson 1 (from "Words" - "Efo")
This lesson introduces students to Oyinkan Braithwaite’s debut novel, My Sister, the Serial Killer. Students will research the author, read the first two chapters, “Words” and “Bleach,” and identify the genre and narrative style of the novel. My Sister, the Serial Killer is a darkly comic thriller novel tinged with satire. The narrative follows the first-person perspective of protagonist Korede, a nurse in her twenties, and her relationship with her younger sister Ayoola.
Group Activity: Assign students to groups of 3-4 each. As a group, read the first two chapters of My Sister, the Serial Killer, “Words” and ‘Bleach.” Discuss the information related to the reader in these chapters. What is happening in these chapters? Who are the characters introduced?
Class Discussion: As a class, define and discuss the following terms: narrative point of view, omniscient versus limited narrators, reliable versus unreliable narrators, and...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Reading: Literature RL.9-10.1, 9-10.10, 11-12.1, 11-12.3, 11-12.10
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.7, 11-12.7
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