Lesson 1 (from Prologue and Chapter 1)
Prologue and Chapter 1
This scene sets the stage for the rest of the book by alluding to the second world and some other future events. The objective of this lesson will be to explore some of the possible foreshadowing that happens in these chapters, and to discuss some of the possible outcomes.
1) Read aloud with the class the part where the palm reader tells Richard to beware of doors. Have the students each write a short prediction about what this statement could be foreshadowing. Do you believe Richard will heed this advice from the old woman? Why or why not? What evidence is there in the scene to support your belief? Allow some volunteers to read their ideas.
2) Split the class into groups, and assign each group one of the characters in these chapters. Have each group write a prediction about what they think will...
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