Daily Lessons for Teaching Still Life with Woodpecker

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Lesson 1 (from Prologue)


Prologue -- The writer, Tom Robbins, shares his expectations about his new typewriter.

The objective of this lesson is to analyze the writer's style.


Discussion Points and Questions:

> What is the writer talking about in the opening of the novel?

> What does the prologue have to do with the rest of the novel?

> What can you determine about the writer by reading the prologue?

> What is the writer's style?


1. In a large group, discuss the prologue of the novel. Ask the students what the main subject of the prologue is about. Write the answers on a white board. Have the students explain how they determined the main topic. What does the prologue tell you about the writer's style of writing?

2. Divide the class into two groups. Have one group determine what the writer wants from his typewriter. Have the other group determine what he...

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