Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-3)
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is an examination of the epic life of Allan Karlsson, a Swedish man who travels the globe many times over during his eventful lifetime. In the very brief Chapter 1, the author sets in motion the entire plot as readers are introduced to Allan, the century-old retiree who escapes via the window from his old folks' home. Objectives for this lesson include analyzing the narrative style and setting of Chapter 1 and discussing the characteristics of protagonist Allan Karlsson.
Group Assignment: Assign students to groups of 3-4 each. As a group, read Chapter 1 of The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. After the reading, collaborate in developing a presentation that defines and analyzes the narrative style of the chapter. Is the narrative related from the present or past tense? Is the narrator involved in...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Reading: Literature RL.9-10.3, 9-10.10, 11-12.3, 11-12.10
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