Objective: The story of Ronin opens with a diary entry from Casey McKenna. The document is written simply and poetically. She speaks of something known as the "Hour of the Wolf." The date of the entry is marked as unknown. The phrase "Monsters rule the Earth" is repeated several times throughout the entry's two pages. There is also mention of women and demons. The objective of this lesson is to analyze the two-page entry entitled, "Hour of the Wolf." Explore what significance it has within the context of the story.
1) Class discussion: Discuss with the class the details of Casey's two-page entry. What is "The Hour of the Wolf"? Who calls it that? Why? What tone is the entry written in? Is the author scared, angry, sad, or some other emotion? Why? How does the reader know this information?
2) Groups: Break into groups of three or four...
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