Daily Lessons for Teaching The Girl Next Door

Jack Ketchum
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Lesson 1 (from Chapter One through Chapter Three)


Foreshadowing is heavily used in Chapters 1-3 when David discusses the effects that Ruth and the summer of 1958 has on his life. The objective of this lesson is to learn the usage of foreshadowing in the story.


1) Class Discussion: David admits in Chapter 1 that he has not been right since the summer of 1958. How does this fall into the category of foreshadowing? Why is foreshadowing used so early on in the story? What does the use of foreshadowing early on in the novel provide?

2) Partner Discussion: In Chapter 1, David asks readers if he or she knows pain. He then gives no explanation as to why he is asking readers this question. How does this cause readers to use foreshadowing? What are the positives and negatives of using foreshadowing involving the idea of pain?

3) Journal Writing: Write a paragraph or two in a journal responding to...

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