Daily Lessons for Teaching The Ocean at the End of the Lane

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Lesson 1 (from Prologue and Chapter 1)

Objective

The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a fantasy novel by Neil Gaiman exploring themes of identity, memory, friendship, and family. The novel opens with a short piece that describes the “ocean” as a duck pond in reality. In the Prologue, the unnamed narrator of the novel is introduced as he arrives at the duck pond after attending a funeral. Objectives for this lesson include researching author Neil Gaiman and analyzing and discussing the setting, mood, tone, and narrative style introduced in the Prologue.

Lesson

Research Activity: Conduct research on author Neil Gaiman and the publication of The Ocean at the End of the Lane. For what genres is Neil Gaiman most well-known? How is The Ocean at the End of the Lane a departure from Gaiman’s typical genres? Develop a presentation detailing your findings.

Group Assignment: Assign students to groups of 3-...

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