Objective: The Errand This scene is the perfect first scene as it sets the stage for the rest of the book. The objective of this lesson will be to explore some of the possible foreshadowing that happens in this first chapter, and to discuss some of the possible outcomes.
1) Read aloud with the class the part where Jessie talks about wanting to be a rich chandler when he grows up. Have the students each write a short prediction about what this statement could be foreshadowing. Do you believe Jessie will achieve this in his life? Why or why not? What evidence is there in the scene to support your belief? Allow some volunteers to read their ideas.
2) Split the class into groups, and assign each group one of the characters in this chapter. Have each group write a prediction about what they think will happen in this...
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