Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1: Cousin Kate from Budapest)
Chapter 1: Cousin Kate from Budapest
This book is written from the perspective of a young child because when these things took place, Jancsi was only a small child. The objective of this lesson will be to discuss some of the things that show that this is from the eyes of a young boy, and to examine how this affects the feeling and tone of the book.
1) Text Analysis: Read aloud with the class a part of the first chapter that is written from the perspective of a young boy. Now read aloud with the class a part from another that is written from the viewpoint of an adult. As a class, make a list of all the differences between these two bits of narrative. Some things on this list might include vocabulary, knowledge, understanding, excitement, innocence, and tone.
2) Class Discussion: Using the list of the...
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