Lesson 1 (from Part 1, Chapter 1 | Part 1, Chapter 2)
There is a clear tension between Harry and Ellen. The objective of this lesson is to define and analyze the tension in the Savilles' marriage.
1) Writing assignment: In their journals, student should respond to the following prompt: How would you describe the Savilles' marriage?
2) Class discussion: How does Harry feel about the house outside of Saxton? How does Ellen feel about the house? Why does she feel this way? How does Harry act towards Andrew? How does Ellen act towards Andrew? How do Harry and Ellen parent their son? What is Ellen's relationship like with her family? What does Harry think about Ellen's relationship with her family? What happens when Andrew falls ill? What decision do Ellen and Harry make about Andrew's illness? How do they reach this decision? What things do Ellen and Harry disagree on?
3) Pair work: In pairs, students will create an...
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