Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1 through 8)
In Chapters 1 through 8, only Claude and Reynolds are characters that appear in more than one chapter. Two of the chapters even feature characters who are unnamed. The objective of this lesson is to explore the influence of such disconnected developing plots.
1) Class Discussion: Which characters are introduced in the first eight chapters? Who is Claude? In which chapters does Claude appear? What is his major plot line so far? What are his minor plot lines? Who is Reynolds? In which chapters does he appear? What is Reynold's major plot line? What are his minor plot lines? What other characters are introduced? What other plots are introduced? Can you find any connections between them?
2) Think-Pair-Share: Students will respond to the following: What makes the connections between the first eight chapters difficult to follow? Students will share their responses with a partner and work to combine their...
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