Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1 through 3)
In the first chapter, Russell describes the sound of a brook as a "burble." The objective of this lesson is to make students aware of the use of the onomatopoeia.
1. For class discussion: Ask students to define "onomatopoeia." Ask for examples as part of the discussion.
2. For homework: Have students write a short essay using as many examples of the onomatopoeia as possible. Encourage humor.
3. For class work: Have students create a list of examples of the onomatopoeia. Share examples from the list and ask students which are the best examples.
4. For class discussion: Encourage students to talk about the development of words that are examples of onomatopoeia. Ask students for their ideas of how those words became commonplace.
Lesson 2 (from Chapters 1 through 3)
The story is a basic mystery. The objective of this lesson is to make students aware of this form of literature.
1. For class...
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