Lesson 1 (from Pages 1-6)
The aim of this lesson is to introduce the story, "Rappaccini's Daughter".
1. Class discussion. What do the students already know about this story? What do the students know about Hawthorne as a writer? What do the students expect from the story? Why do they expect these things to happen?
2. With the students, look at the questions Hawthorne asks in the opening paragraphs. Divide the students into pairs and ask the students to write down five questions Hawthorne poses. After ten minutes, ask the students to swap their work with another pairs and provide solutions to the questions. After fifteen minutes compare the student's ideas and for each one ask what will have to happen in the story for these answers to come true.
3. With the students, brainstorm questions that will help them understand the book and the author better. Ask the students to find the...
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