Lesson 1 (from Section 1: Chapters 1-3)
Section 1: Chapters 1-3
The author of this book wrote in the first person narrative. These first three chapters introduce us to Carter and Sadie as the narrators, and we learn that this book will be told through their perspective. The objective of this lesson will be to discuss some of the reasons why he chose to present this story in that style of narrative.
1) Genre Introduction: Give a short introduction about first person narrative. Explain what it is, how it is used, and why an author might choose this form of narrative for a story like this one. Display examples of this narrative from books they have read or will read in this class. Discuss some of the reasons for choosing this kind of narration. How does seeing these events through Carter and Sadie's eyes affect the story?
2) Personal Reaction to Text: Read the introduction...
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