Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
Setting. This novel is set in various locations in England in the early 1800s.
The objective of this lesson is to look at setting.
1. Homework: Students will rewrite the basic plot of Something Wonderful and set it in another century, explaining how the different setting changes the work. For example, what would be different if it were set in the 21st century?
2. Class discussion: Could Something Wonderful have been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in England in this era differ from the students' hometown? How did the setting affect the characters, the plot, and the themes? Why is the setting important?
3. Group work: In groups students will research a setting that might be similar and discuss the ways in which Aleandra's life would have been different set in another time or place.
4. Class work: Students...
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