Daily Lessons for Teaching The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

Catherynne M. Valente
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Objective: Where a play, book or story takes place often affects the characters' personalities and the possibilities for plot. Setting is a usually carefully considered item in an author's set-up for fiction. In the fantasy genre, setting is particularly important since oftentimes the reader must understand the differences between the fantasy world and the "real" world. The objective of this lesson is to look at setting.

1) 1. Homework. Students will rewrite the basic plot of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland and set it in the "real" world, explaining how the different setting changes the work.

2. Class discussion. Could this book have been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in The Marquess's world differ from the students' world? How does the setting affect the characters? The plot? The themes? Why is the setting important?

3. Group work. In groups students will...

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