Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1 – 11 (including Prologue) Pages 1 – 71)
The objective of this lesson is to analyze the author’s purpose in opening the story with a prologue. The novel begins with a prologue detailing how a small girl is devastated with the trivialization of her experiences.
Whole Group Activity: Many novels begin with a prologue that provides important information needed to understand the story's development. As a class, discuss the possible reasons the author may have chosen to begin the story with a prologue about how Alice’s was devastated by Reverend Dodgson’s presentation of her life in Wonderland as an imaginative, nonsensical story. What happened? Why was Alice devastated? Why might it be important to include the prologue?
Small Group Activity: In small groups, discuss ways in which the story might be different if the author did not include the prologue and instead began the story with Alyss at the Inventor...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Reading: Literature RL.9-10.5, 9-10.10, 11-12.3, 11-12.5, 11-12.10
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.4, 9-10.7, 9-10.8, 11-12.4, 11-12.7, 11-12.8
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