Lesson 1 (from Pedro Páramo, pages 1 - 11)
Pedro Páramo, pages 1 - 11
Foreshadowing is used throughout the novel and clues are given to indicate not just what will happen, but what has already happened. Foreshadowing can help readers follow along with a disjointed timeline.
The objective of this lesson is for students to define foreshadowing and identify locations of foreshadowing in the text.
1. FORESHADOWING DISCUSSION: Ask students to define what a "shadow" is? How is it created? Afterward, explain that foreshadowing is a literary device that authors use to give clues or hints about plot developments in a story. What elements of literary foreshadowing relate to the idea of their concepts of shadows? Why do students think authors use elements of foreshadowing in a story?
2. FIRST LINES: Read aloud the first line of the story: "I came to Comala because I had been told that my father, a man named Pedro P...
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