Daily Lessons for Teaching One True Thing

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Lesson 1 (from Prologue, Pages 12 - 26)


"One True Thing" opens with a prologue which provides a tease to what will happen later in the book. The objective of this lesson is to examine the purpose of a prologue.


1. For class discussion: Ask students to identify the word "prologue." Then ask students to identify the purpose of a prologue. Ask if this prologue is typical and if the prologue could fulfill other functions.

2. For homework: Have students write a prologue to some piece of literature that doesn't already have one. Point out that the prologue can serve any of several purposes.

3. For class discussion: Ask students if the prologue of this story is vital to the story. Encourage debate to include aspects of literature including foreshadowing which is a major part of this prologue.

4. For class work: Divide students into groups of three or four. Have each group come up with a...

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