Daily Lessons for Teaching The Cuckoo's Calling

Robert Galbraith
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Lesson 1 (from Prologue - Part 1)

Objective

This lesson introduces students to crime fiction novel The Cuckoo’s Calling and explores the author, inciting incident, and exposition of the narrative. This novel by J. K. Rowling, published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, follows the story of veteran-turned-private detective Cormoran Strike as he attempts to unravel the murder of a fashion model whose death has been ruled suicide. The Prologue and Part 1, Chapter 1 establish the back-stories of the death of Lula Landry and introduce Robin Ellacott, who serves as a main character in the story.

Lesson

Research Activity: Take time in class to conduct research on author J. K. Rowling and her decision to use to pseudonym Robert Galbraith in writing The Cuckoo’s Calling. Why did Rowling use a pseudonym? How was the novel received critically?

Class Discussion: As a class, discuss the author and publication of the book following the students’ research...

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