Daily Lessons for Teaching The Concrete Blonde

Michael Connelly
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Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1 | Chapter Two)


Chapter 1 | Chapter 2

The opening chapters of a fiction novel are always important in setting the scene for the book. This lesson will examine the events of the first two chapters in setting the scene of this novel.


1. Small Group Discussion: Connelly introduces the two main plot points within the first two chapters. This literary technique sets up the entire novel. In addition, by setting the scene, the reader learns a lot about the main characters. Discuss how these two chapters made you feel. How does Connelly use the comparison of the two courthouses in Chapter 1 to tell the reader what Bosch is facing? How does Bosch make a connection between the past and the present in Chapter 2? What does the reader learn about Bosch in the first two chapters?

2. Class Discussion: What is the author portraying in the first line of the novel, "The house...

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