Lesson 1 (from Pages 1-35)
Pages 1-35- At the beginning of the book, the narrator discusses the Morris dance, which is an annual event that celebrates life and renewal. What is most significant is the mention of a second dance that is the counterpart to this one but one cannot exist without the other. This lesson will discuss the symbolism of the Morris dance in the book.
1. Group Activity: Have the class split into groups of four and create a list of ways the Morris dance is described in the book. After your group completes the list, have one member share your findings with the rest of class.
2. Foreshadowing: When the author first mentions the Morris dance, he says that it coincides with a second dance that is kept secret. Both of these dances offer great opportunities for foreshadowing in the book. What role might either of these dances...
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