Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1 - 4)
This lesson introduces students to Kelly Barnhill’s fantasy/fairy-tale young adult novel, The Girl Who Drank the Moon. Students will read and analyze the first two chapters of the book and will explore the setting and narrative style established in these chapters. Chapter 1 is related in the first-person to a woman speaking to her child about the Witch in the woods. In Chapter 2, the narrative changes to third-person omniscient relation on the Day of Sacrifice as the Grand Elder Gherland prepares for the solemn event.
Research/Independent Activity: Take time in class to conduct research on author Kelly Barnhill and the publication of The Girl Who Drank the Moon. When was the novel published? What criticism and praise did it receive? What is the genre of the novel? Prepare a presentation for the class detailing your findings.
Group Assignment: Assign students to groups of...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Reading: Literature RL.9-10.1, 9-10.10, 11-12.1, 11-12.3, 11-12.10
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.7, 11-12.7
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