Lesson 1 (from Prologue-Chapter 14)
The Kill Order is the third novel in James Dashner's popular dystopian young-adult Maze Runner series. Set thirteen years before the events of The Maze Runner, The Kill Order relates the back-story of the sun flares that have ravaged the earth and the emergence of a deadly virus known as the Flare. In this lesson, students will research the author and other books from the series, analyze the Prologue and Chapters 1-3, identify its narrative style, and explore the setting of The Kill Order.
Research Activity: Conduct research on the author and publication of The Kill Order, as well as the main plotline, characters, themes, and settings of The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials. What events have taken place in previous two novels of the series? What is the outcome of these works? Create a basic outline of the main characters of The Maze...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Reading: Literature RL.9-10.10, 11-12.3, 11-12.10
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