Lesson 1 (from Part 1: Chapter 1)
Part 1: Chapter 1 introduces most of the main characters and sets the mood for the novel. This lesson will discuss these main characters and the mood of the novel.
Class Discussion: Who are the characters introduced in Part 1: Chapter 1?
Small Group Activity: Choose a character from the story. How was he or she introduced? What do you know about him or her? What is his or her connection to the other characters?
Class Discussion: Create graphic organizer, listing each character, details about each character, and the connection between these characters.
Homework: How does the chapter set the mood for the novel? How does this mood affect the reader? Why does it affect them in this way?
Lesson 2 (from Part 1: Chapter 1)
Part 1: Chapter 1shows how quickly life and relationships can unravel in suburbia. This lesson will discuss this idea.
Class Discussion: Review the relationships between the characters from...
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