Lesson 1 (from Prologue)
Bradbury sets the scene of the novel with a prologue.
The aim of this lesson is to examine prologues.
1) Ask the students to answer the following questions in essay format. What is the point of a prologue? What kind of stories use a prologue and why? What information does Bradbury's prologue include that the reader needs to know?
2) Ask the students to write a 100-word summary for their own story and then swap their work with someone else. The students then have to write a prologue based on the story summary.
3) Compare this prologue to a prologue from a different book you have read this year with the class. Examine similarities and differences between the two.
4) Homework. Find a short story that you know and like and write a prologue for it.
Lesson 2 (from Prologue)
Bradbury talks about how different months appeal more to boys than...
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