Lesson 1 (from Introduction)
The author of this book begins her book with an introduction. This is a literary device that is not always used, especially in contemporary literature. The objective of this lesson is to introduce this literary device and discuss the pros and cons of the use of it in this book.
1) Introduction of Literary Device: Write on the board in large letters the word 'Introduction'. Give a short lesson about what ‘introduction’ means, and provide some examples of this literary device from books you have already read, or plan to read with the class in the future. Discuss with the students why an author would choose to employ this literary tool.
2) Personal Response to Literary Device: Read aloud with the class the introduction that does not fit in either style or timeline with the rest of the book. Have the students write their personal feelings about...
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